Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 80906 90471
280906, 590471


William MacCandlish of Dalry, architect. Built 1836. Gothic

church with north transept, forming T-plan; central 4-stage

square tower on south wall. Symmetrical. Rubble-built with

ashlar dressings. Door and window openings all hood-moulded

with pointed heads, windows to body of church with elaborate intersecting (wooden) tracery and small panes. Tower has door

with fanlight, moulded and shafted reveals, facing south. 2nd

stage reaches above eaves, each face with tall lancet to 2nd

stage; blind quatrefoil to 3rd stage, louvred lancet belfry

opening to 4th. Clasping pilaster strips become octagonal

angle shafts at top stage, these rise above crenellated

parapet, with pinnacles. 2 large windows to each side of

tower. East and west gables each have door (blocked west)

below short gallery window and full-height flanking windows.

Transept has unusual arrangement of large arched opening with

north window and 3 doors recessed on north wall. Saw-tooth

skews; pinnacles over gables and over clasping angle pilaster

strips. Low vestry in north east re-entrant angle. Slate


Interior: 3 galleries each on Tuscan columns, octagonal oak

pulpit and communion table on south wall not original; white

marble monument on east wall by H. Rouw of London, to Walter

Ross Munro (d.1816); also bronze bust of Rev Patrick

Borrowman by James Paterson ARSA, (1900) removed from Free

Church circa 1960; leaded glass window dated 1948.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. 2 schemes proposing

alterations to church by Peter MacGregor Chalmers not

executed (drawings in church).




1600-1840, 1978. p.529

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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