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DOUGLAS VILLAGE DOUGLAS PARISH CHURCHLB1456

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
12/01/1971
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
Parish
Douglas
NGR
NS 83760 30967
Coordinates
283760, 630967

Description

1781 church, originally rectangular-plan but altered earlier

19th century and 1868, Charles MacGibbon of Edinburgh,

architect; now T-plan. Coursed squared and roughly-droved

rubble with rusticated quoins, additions of stugged ashlar

and rubble. Original church 5 bays, round-headed windows at

lower level, square windows at gallery level. Low 2-bay porch

projects south east from central bay, and flanking windows

altered to single, tall, round-headed windows.

All round-headed doors and windows have pilastered jambs and

keystones. Later rectangular gallery stair projections to

north east and south west with round-headed door with

fanlight, round-headed window in outer face of each,

inscribed datestone over north east door, and rusticated

quoins. Extended earlier 19th century by 2 bays from north

west wall, narrower single bay extension beyond with door.

Eaves course, cornice and piended slate roofs. Galleried

interior and some leaded glass panels.

Statement of Special Interest

Re-set stone inscribed "Arch. Douglas of Douglas Esq, Patron,

Thos Forest of Springfield Baillie, Mr Wm. MacGibbon,

minister.

The foundation stone of this church laid upon the 29 March

A.D. 1781"

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Proposed belfry designed by Rowand Anderson apparently never

built.

References

Bibliography

S.R.O. RHP 21978

RHP 22456

HR 581/1 and HR 581/2.

Hay, "Architecture of Scottish Post-Reformation Churches"

1957 p262

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