Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 47606 58499
247606, 558499


Built 1834, Neo-Gothic aisled hall church with square projecting tower to S gable. Coursed rubble with polished red sandstone dressings. 4-bay near full-height aisles with timber-traceried 3-light windows, with perpendicular traceried heads, small-pane diamond glazing. N gable with wide traceried 4-light window now partly blocked by single storey modern rendered flat roofed extension.

S ELEVATION: boldly projecting square bay rises to roof level with advanced centre part which rises to form tower above roof level. Polished ashlar masonry around door which has stepped-up hoodmould. Single lancet above this, with 3-light blind opening to lower stage of tower. Top stage with 2 narrow belfry openings, boldly projecting band course, embattled parapet with square gabletted piers at angles with cross finials. Sandstone skews with cross finial to N gable, slate roofs. INTERIOR: U-plan galleried, marbled cast-iron columns, panelled timber balcony. Pedimented doorcase under gallery. Boxpews to corners. 4-centred vaulted ceiling. Boarded dado. Fine octagonal timber pulpit with stairs. Galleried balustrade to choir stalls. 17th century style communion table. Stained glass window, post 1863. GRAVEYARD: rubble walled graveyard with iron railings and gates opposite church, square coped granite gatepiers. Mainly 19th century gravestones; that to Captain John McKean of particular note.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The NSA describes how the site of the Parish Church was moved from Kirkdale by an Act of Parliament in 1645, to 'a more accessible and convenient situation, at what was then called the Ferry Town Of Cree'. The church is sited on the Clauchan Croft, and in 1834 deemed to be 'the handsomest church in Galloway' (NSA).



NSA Vol IV (1844) P312 and p343.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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