Listed Building

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HOLM STREET, PORTPATRICK PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND) INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATESLB16768

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
17/12/1979
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Portpatrick
NGR
NX 150 54423
Coordinates
200150, 554423

Description

William Burn, 1840-2. Gothic style rectangular-plan church with 3 stage tower. Whinstone; cherry-cock pointing; sandstone ashlar dressings. Base course; blocking course; buttresses to angles and dividing NE elevation bays.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-stage advanced square-plan tower; string course dividing stages; steps to roll-moulded arched entrance porch; 2-leaf timber door; ?1842? inscribed above; single lights to SE and NW elevations. Single arched lights at 2nd-stage; hoodmould. Arched louvred light to all elevations at 3rd-stage. Conical-roofed round tower at NW corner. Corbelled battlement; cannon spouts. Single arched lights flank tower at ground.

NW ELEVATION: 3 arched lights to nave. Advanced gabled porch to outer left; 2-leaf timber door. Buttresses flank timber door to outer right.

NE ELEVATION: central loop tracery light; flanking single lights; louvred oculus to gablehead; cross finial.

SE ELEVATION: 3 arched lights to nave; single timber door to outer left. Advanced rendered and whinstone extension to outer right; boarded timber entrance door at re-entrant angle.

Leaded and stained glass windows (see below). Grey slate roof; stone skews. Cast iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: timber pulpit, lectern, elders chairs, pews and gallery of 1932, (Victorian pews stripped of varnish). 3 arched lights to nave. NE window depicts Our Lord stilling the storm by J & W Guthrie & Andrew Wells Ltd, 1918-9.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: coped rubble boundary walls enclosing site; iron gatepiers and gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Church houses the 1748 bronze bell from the Old Parish Church (see separate listing). Impressive, 3-stage tower, its height dominating the single and 2 storey housing of Portpatrick.

References

Bibliography

F H Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND VOL V (1882), p219; Photograph (Stranraer Library/GWa4/28 undated); H Colvin A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS 1600-1840 (1995, 3rd Edition) p185; Glendinning, MacInnes & MacKechnie A HISTORY OF SCOTTISH ARCHITECTURE (1996), p558; J Gifford DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), p491; J D Mackenzie and R R Cunningham OLD PORTPATRICK (1997), p5.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. 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.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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