Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NS 72802 12308
272802, 612308


Building completed early 1731 (1729 datestone re-set in 1923

porch): T-pplan church altered 1896 by MacGibbon & Ross of

Edinburgh with apse added centrally on long south wall,

vestry added to east gable & north jam extended with venetian

window opposite apse, roof heightened then also. All

rubble-built with ashlar margins. Apse has 3 keystoned round-

headed windows (other openings mostly square-headed), and

incorporates some earlier carved stones (2 Corinthian

pilaster capitals, a stylised angel and an open book); single

window either side of apse. Blind elliptical oculus in either

gable; stylised urns at foot of skews and over west gable,

apex birdcage belfry at east with stepped base, bell-cast roof

and urn finials. 1923 porch/adjoins west gable; piended

vestry has door and window facing south, and coped tall

stack; gabled porch on west wall of jam. All roofed with

graded slates, curved over apse, with cross finial; red ridge

tiles; axial ventilator. Interior: open timbered roof; leaded

windows; octagonal pulpit with cusped panels, early cross

socket alongside; some stones from Old St Conal's

incorporated in porch of jam. Quadrangular churchyard

enclosed by rubble-built ashlar-coped walls, gate at west

with square gatepiers. Some good 18th and 19th century stone


Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. In 1727 the

presbytery appointed representatives to "perambulate... choose...a site & manse".

(CH2 298/2p.73) Kirkconnel parish had been suppressed the

previous century. The first minister of the re-erected

charge was Peter Rae, printer, clockmaker, scholar & mechanic.



SRO CH2 298/3; HR 494/2

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.

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