Listed Building

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

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
04/11/1971
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Urr
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 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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