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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 97452 81531
297452, 581531


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.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.




1600-1840, 1978. p.588

James Barbour scheme for improvements

held by Sutherland Dickie and Copeland, Dumfries (drawings

dated 1889)

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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