Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 17503 80787
317503, 580787


Churchyard enclosing 1900 parish church by James Barbour and

roofless shell of 1770 old church.

PARISH CHURCH: Gothic; basically rectangular-plan, 3 bays

with square tower at SW, gabled organ-chamber in shallow E

jamb opposite. Roughly coursed rubble with ashlar dressings,

tower and S gable harled.

TOWER: door in re-entrant angle, W-facing window lights

vestry at lower level; louvred and traceried opening each

face of upper level, and simple parapet with birdcage belfry

over one angle.

BODY OF CHURCH: gabled timber canopy over paired doors at N

end of W wall; elementary perpendicular tracery, jamb with

rose window; single window to each gable; string at cill

level. Saw-toothed skews and slated roof with projecting


INTERIOR: octagonal pulpit with panelled front and decorative

canopy; carved, open timbered roof on shaped corbels; leaded

windows in either gable and on E wall, 2 of these by Swaine

Bourne & Son, Birmingham and London (signed).

CHURCHYARD: enclosed by rubble-built ashlar-coped walls; 2

coped, square, polished ashlar gatepiers with wrought-iron

gates (earlier gateway to W of lattice); some good 17th-19th

century stone monuments; rubble built shed (former watch


OLD PARISH CHURCH: abandoned 1900; T-plan, with 4-bay S

elevation, central door on each gable; rubble-built with

ashlar margins, now heavily overgrown: circa 1907 canopied

Gothic monument on site of pulpit, red ashlar, moulded arch

with cusping and ogee head.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Reference to old





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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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