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URR PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND) CHURCHYARD WITH RETAINING WALLS AND GATESLB16819

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Urr

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 81675 65807
  • Coordinates: 281675, 565807

Description

P MacGregor Chalmers, architect, 1914. Bull-faced red

sandstone church with polished chamfered margins. 4-bay nave

and aisle to N with 2-light pointed-arch windows small-paned

leaded glazing or stained glass.

Tower to W with porch at base; hoodmoulded pointed-arch

doorway with recessed double-leaf doors.

Tower with 1 tall stage and belfry stage above with string

course dividing stages. Belfry stage with cusped lancet

openings and pointed-arch hood; crenellated parapet with

small bartizans corbelled at angles and rainwater spouts.

Stumpy facetted spire. Slate roofs.

INTERIOR: entry from porch at base of tower to nave; 4-bay

aisle to left separated from nave by round arched arcade

supported on piers of various section. Chancel arch supported

on pilasters. Steps to marble dais at chancel; carved oak

communion table and lectern. Chancel window by Douglas

Strachan, aisle window by David Ballantine (resited from

previous church), nave windows David Gulland.

Dry stone walls to churchyard; main gates cast-iron with

gatepiers supporting good Art Nouveau lamp brackets.

Churchyard with many 18th and 19th century tombstones.

Herries memorial: square painted rubble enclosure, corniced

and with raised polished margins and quoins; memorial plaques

to Herries family.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Built on the site of

1815 church.

References

Bibliography

III SA. A C Russell STAINED GLASS WINDOWS OF DOUGLAS STRACHAN

1972 p.41.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. 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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