Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 97979 59235
297979, 559235


Willaim Craik of Arbigland, architect. Dated 1776. T-plan

church incorporating existing church as east jam; 3-stage

central square tower on west wall, upper part of latter

rebuilt in red ashlar 1835 (dated). Walter Newall of

Dumfries architect. Renovated 1881-83 to plan of Samuel

Hunter, Joiner. Mostly harled with painted margins, and

tall, round-headed, keystoned and small-paned windows. Tower:

band at impost level of round-headed north-facing door,

thermal window above: clock in painted rubble 2nd stage;

corniced octagonal belfry stage on steps, alternate round-

headed openings louvered: facetted dome with birdcage cap.

East window partly blocked by boiler room and flanked by

narrow lights in Venetian window arrangement (treated as

such on interior with pilasters and entablatures) other

short walls with square-headed spentings, tall window above

door. Granite porch by Hunter on north wall. Roofed with

graded slates.

Interior: ("gutted, altered and re-seated anew" 1881-3)

splayed window reveals with moulded arches: 2 doors behind

communion table with Gothic panels above; octagonal pulpit;

box pews in south transept aisle. Octagonal pedestal font

with bronze plaques presented by U.S. Navy 6.7.1945 in

memory of John Paul Jones. Churchyard is quadrangular;

rubble-built walls and square gatepiers, former with ashlar

cope, latter with war memorial plaques and ball finials.

Some good 18th-19th century stone monuments; tomb of John

Paul, father of John Paul Jones.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.



S.R.O HR759/1

CH2 1284/13 p.248 ff Truckell, Duncan & Scott, KIRKBEAN

PARISH AND CHURCH, 1976, (bi-centenary brochure). OLD


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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