Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Kirkpatrick Irongray
NX 91512 79570
291512, 579570


James Barbour of Dumfries, architect, 1872-3, incorporating rectangular-plan 1803 church by John MacCracken of Dumfries

Romanesque style church, with 3-stage square entrance tower

at south west. White washed rubble with red ashlar dressings. Round-headed openings, arches mostly with chevron ornament,

columned jambs or mullions with cushion or scalloped capital

Tower: south-facing doorway (lean-to vestry in north re-

entrant angle) off-set top stage with louvred belfry opening

in round arched panel to each face. Bipartites to 3-bay nave

and 3-light wall head gable window westmost bay of either

long elevation. Porch on east gable with gabled south-facing

doorway. Saw-toothed skews; apex ventilator with parabolical

roof; roofed with graded slates.

Interior: leaded glass windows 1873-1960; west window by

Stephen Adam, circa 1904; open timbered roof on stone

corbels; round arched blind panel at west end; pulpit

alongside and dado all modern. Irregular-plan churchyard

enclosure, rubble-built walls, ashlar coping; plain

chamfered square gatepiers with pyramidal caps - wrought-

iron gates presented circa 1961. Some fine 17th-19th century

stone monument including that of Helen Walker, prototype of

"Jeanie Deans", erected by Sir Walter Scott.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical Building in use as such.




HR 643/1

CH2 1284/16 p.252ff NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT P.271. Groome,

GAZETTEER n.d. (2nd ed) vol IV p.436.

1838 sketch of church by Wm Aitken in Dumfries Museum (copy

NMRS). 1872 plans by Barbour held by Sutherland Dickie &

Copeland, Dumfries. Aitken, TOMBSTONES IN KIRKPATRICK


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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