Listed Building

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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Kirkmichael (Dumf & Galloway)
NY 484 88349
300484, 588349


Built 1814. Simple, T-plan church. Rubble-built with red ashlar dressings. Round-headed openings; 4 windows on long east wall, door on north flank has fanlight with intersecting tracery. Off-centre later small square porch on

west gable beside gabled vestry: birdcage apex belfry above.

Eaves course; moulded eaves cornice; roofed with graded slates: (body of church is piended) apex ventilators.

Interior: pews with raised and fielded panelled backs; gallery on west jamb; hexagonal pulpit on east wall with

pedimented backboard, flanking stained glass windows c.1862 (Christ stilling the storm and Christ as the good shepherd; one other stained glass window dated 1934 (Our lady flanked by Faith and Hope). Irregular-plan churchyard, rubble-built ashlar coped walls, gate on north wall, beside stile, pyramidal caps at gatepiers. Some good 17th-19th century stone monuments including Stewart monument (urn-finialed Doric shaft on square base) and Scott family enclosure (Gothic mural monument with arcaded inscription panels).

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Possibly designed by John MacCracken of Dumfries who inspected the old church and made recommendations.



SRO CH2 247/14 pp/106 and 137 (minutes of meeting to discuss state of church in 1814 not filled in) MEMORIALS OF KIRKMICHAEL PARISH (copy in Ewart Library, Dumfries), John Gifford, BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND: DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), p.389

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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