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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 85966 93212
285966, 593212


William Burn, architect. Built 1814. Rectangular-plan 3-bay

Gothic church with engaged 3-stage square tower at west

gable; octagonal angle stair turret, low narrow chancel and

vestry added 1880, James Barbour of Dumfries. Stugged pink

ashlar, polished dressings, window dressings contrasting red

sandstone. Tudor-arched windows with perpendicular tracery;

buttresses gableted above eaves level. Tower with west-

facing door, chamfered angles, off-set top stage with

crenellated parapet, stair turret rises above south west

angle with louvered openings to each face and faceted and

finialed roof. Windows hood-moulded at west. Lean-to vestry

in south east re-entrant angle. Slate roof.

Interior: re-modelled by Barbour; mostly 1880, 1905 organ

gallery in tower with cusped-headed gallery framing; open

timber roof panelled reredos; windows hood-moulded.

Quadrangular churchyard enclosure, ashlar-coped rubble-built

walls incorporating cottage at south, gate to west of

latter; corniced square gatepiers with pyramidal caps. 19th-

20th century stone monuments.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. There was a delay

before building a new church at Keir; a plan had earlier

(1812) been produced by "Mr Elliot, architect at Drumlanrig"

(presumably William Elliot).



SRO CH2 298/10



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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