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Old Leswalt Church Graveyard, excluding Scheduled Monument No 7875 ‘Leswalt, Old Parish Church’, LeswaltLB13507

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 1576 63876
201576, 563876


Graveyard with 18th and 19th century gravestones.

BURIAL ENCLOSURE: circa 1800. Burial enclosure of Agnew family of Lochnaw. Situated to N, interrupting graveyard wall. Limewashed rubble. Ashlar dressings; coping, quoin strips and margins. Flat coping to wallhead. Pedimented W elevation, flattened at apex; blind oculus in ashlar tympanum; ball finial on concave stalk to left, missing to right; doorway at centre, with iron gate; flanking margined panels, bearing inscriptions.

Rubble boundary wall.

Statement of Special Interest

Old Leswalt Church was replaced in 1828 by Leswalt Parish Church (see separate listing). On the OS Map of 1847, Old Leswalt Church is marked as "in ruins".

Leswalt Old Parish Church is Scheduled Monument No 7875 and is excluded from the listing.

Listed building record and statutory address updated in 2015. Previously listed as 'Old Leswalt Church and Graveyard.'



Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: CANMORE ID 60841

Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1847, published 1849) Wigtownshire, Sheet 9. 6 miles to the inch. 1st Edition. London: Ordnance Survey.

Royal Commision on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, (1912) Inventory of Monuments and Constructions. Wigtownshire. London: His Majesty's Stationary Office. p.62-63.

The Third Statistical Account of Scotland (1965) Vol 14. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd. p.481.

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