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LAURIESCLOSE, FORMER CHURCH, BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERSLB16960

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
04/10/1988
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Middlebie
NGR
NY 26727 79868
Coordinates
326727, 579868

Description

James Barbour and John MacLintock Bowie of Dumfries,

architects, built 1904-5. Small Gothic church. Arts and

Crafts; now converted for domestic use. Snecked, bull-faced

red ashlar. Rectangular plan; squat, 2-storey square entrance

tower at N end of E wall.

TOWER: battered angle buttresses (similar single buttresses

at other angles); recessed E-facing door, window above breaks

through eaves and has gabled dormer head (louvred slits to

flanks); slated, steep pyramidal roof swept over eaves; 2-bay

aisle in S re-entrant angle with roof swept over, wallhead

gable to W. Plain, 5-bay W wall; 2 narrow pointed arched

windows in either gable. Slate roof.

Interior altered. Set behind coped, bull-faced ashlar wall,

latter stepped down slope, with square piers and shaped

wrought-iron railings; gatepiers have pyramidal caps.

Statement of Special Interest

Opened 7.9.1905 as Middlebie Mission Church. Secularised.

References

Bibliography

SRO 1904-5 Presbytery minutes pp.112-150.

J M Bowie's RIBA nomination papers.

THIRD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, pp.282-3.

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