Probably Walter Newall of Dumfries, architect. Built 1822-3;
some internal re-ordering presumably by James Barbour of
Dumfries circa 1889. Rectangular-plan, 3-bay Gothic church,
with 3-stage square tower at west gable, gabled vestry added
to inner bay of south wall. Stugged red ashlar coursers, with
polished dressings. All openings hood-moulded. Tower has
Tudor-arched door facing west; other openings all geometric
traceried, louvered at upper stage; strings at cill levels,
diagonal buttresses, stepped at each stage, with pinnacles
rising above crenellated parapet. 2 buttressed and pinnacled, Tudor-arched and gabled shallow porches on cross-finialed
east gable flanking large perpendicular- traceried window;
also quatrefoil and cross openings. Diagonal buttresses with
pinnacles reaching above eaves. Perpendicular-traceried
windows to buttressed north and south elevation bays. Eaves
band; slate roof. Vestry also has diagonal buttresses, and
pointed window facing south; modern addition in west re-
entrant angle. Interior: octagonal pulpit with canopy to
north of east window; leaded east window; pews have panelled
backs; ceiling has simple ribs; modern organ gallery on west
Ashlar-coped rubble-built wall encloses churchyard; square
gatepiers with domed caps; hearse house to south. Some 18th-
19th century monuments with good classical ornament.
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