Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NC 96733 64822
296733, 964822


1739; alterations and re-seating, 1933. T-plan, harled with

ashlar dressings and margins. 7-bay south facing frontage with projecting square tower at east gable and large Y-tracery

window (1933) west gable. Doorways in bays 2 and 6 (blocked at

SE); occulus in centre bay, close to wallhead, with rectangular

recess below; windows checked for shutters; 12-pane fixed

glazing. Forestair leads to 1st floor door in south face of

tower, which has rectangular openings in each face of belfry

rising above church roof ridge and terminating with pyramidal

roof with apex ball finial. Rear T-wing has gable end forestair

leading to gallery; blocked ground floor entrance to burial

vault with fluted decorative detailing to architraves;

small later vestry in NE re-entrant angle Ball finials; flat

skews; slate roofs. Interior; hexagonal pulpit (circa 1739)

with panelled sides, moulded coping, Corinthian pilastered

back-board and hexagonal sounding board with moulded and

modillioned cornice stand near centre of south wall; 1933

seating in east and west aisles; long panelled communion

table fronts north aisle, which has panelled and pilastered

arched entrance and simple panelled front to Sandside gallery;

modern glazed partition closes area below gallery. Various 19th

and early 20th century mural monuments, particularly to

Pilkingtons of Sandside House.

Enclosure wall; enclosure walled with coped rubble wall;

simple ashlar gate piers flank pedestrian entrance.

Statement of Special Interest

Building in ecclesiastical use as such.

Re-seating retains original plan.



NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xv (1840) p.20. George Hay, THE


87, 173, 182, 187, 252 illustrated.

About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

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