Listed Building

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ST PATRICK STREET, OLD PARISH CHURCH GRAVEYARD, BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATESLB16744

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
20/07/1972
Supplementary Information Updated
15/01/2018
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Portpatrick
NGR
NW 99976 54212
Coordinates
199976, 554212

Description

Graveyard to W of Old Parish Church (see separate scheduling) on hillside siting. Predominantly 19th century graves, but some earlier 18th century headstones remaining. Predominantly headstone graves; several column memorials. BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATES: rubble boundary walls enclosing site; pair of iron gates to St Patrick St.

Statement of Special Interest

In the graveyard lie 60 people from the wreck of the Orion, a Glasgow and Liverpool steamer boat. The accident happened in fine weather, a quarter of a mile N of Portpatrick Harbour on 18th June 1850.

References

Bibliography

F H Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND Vol V (1882), p219; RCAHMS INVENTORY FOR COUNTY OF WIGTOWN (1912) p138; J Gifford DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), p491.

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