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 8912 53223
208912, 553223


1827, with alterations by John B Wilson, 1901-2. Rectangular-plan church; square-plan castellated tower. Whinstone; ashlar dressings. Gabletted angle buttresses to E and W elevations, clasping buttresses divide bays to N and S elevations; pointed arch windows with Y-tracery.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Advanced 3-stage bell-tower. Central pointed arch doorway; recessed 2-leaf timber door; tripartite leaded trefoil fanlight. Plaque above entrance reads 'Church built AD 1827'; flanking windows to N and S faces at 1st stage. Single windows to all faces at 2nd stage (larger window to E elevation). Louvred windows at 3rd stage. Castellation at apex; obelisks with foliage ball finials to corners of battlement. Single windows to recessed flanking bays.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-bay with central buttress. 2 entrances blocked at ground to centre of each bay. Single windows flank buttress. Railings to left enclose steps to castellated bay.

N and S (SIDE) ELEVATIONS: 3 tall pointed arch windows to nave.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

RAILINGS: coped low wall and decorative railings enclose recessed E elevation bays; iron gate to railings to right.

Statement of Special Interest

The church is no longer in ecclesiastical use, and its windows have been infilled. The church was built at a cost of ?2000, and has 660 sittings. It was described in 1875 by W McIlwraith as, "... a handsome little edifice, with a fine square tower and belfry." See separate list description for graveyard and boundary walls.



Ordnance Survey map, 1850 (evident); W McIlwraith THE VISITORS GUIDE TO WIGTOWNSHIRE (1875), p131; FH Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND Vol V (1882), p400; Scottish Record Office, HERITORS RECORDS, (1905-1929), HR569; J Gifford DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), p528.

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.

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