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ISLE OF WHITHORN, ISLE PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND)LB16722

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
20/07/1972
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Whithorn
NGR
NX 47843 36397
Coordinates
247843, 536397

Description

Built 1844, former UF church, now Church of Scotland. Simple rectangular hall church with twin gabled lower bays to W, bird cage bellcote to E gable. Painted rubble with raised painted margins.

Gabled porch to E gable with simple pointed-arch window, 3 lancets to flanks, all with small pane, Y-tracery glazing. To W gable wall twin projecting gabled bays (vestry) with finials to gable apexes. End skews, ashlar bell cloche to E with bell, slate roofs. Surrounding the church, low rubble wall supporting cast-iron railings, gates to E.

Interior: simple, painted walls, flat ceiling, boarded dado. Body of the church dominated by pews, side aisles. Dignified timber pulpit, lectern, communion table and priest's chair.

Statement of Special Interest

Church dramatically sited on raised foundations projecting into harbour, at high tide surrounded by water. Described in Groome's GAZETTEER "as a neat Free Church".

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