Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 34882 76592
234882, 576592


1839. Rectangular-plan hall church. Rubble; coursed and pinned to S elevation. Granite dressings, some polished. Raised margins. Round-arched windows with fixed diamond-pane glazing. Coped skews and skew blocks. Small grey slates.

S ENTRANCE ELEVATION: shallow porch at centre, adjoined by flanking coped buttresses; blocking course to porch; round-arched doorway, with 2-leaf boarded door. Louvred oculus in gablehead. Gabled bellcote with round-arched opening and small bell; sawtooth skews and fleur-de-lis finial.

W ELEVATION: 3-bay; regular fenestration.

E ELEVATION: 3-bay; regular fenestration.

N ELEVATION: half-piended vestry adjoined to right; panelled door with fanlight to right and sash window to left to E return; boarded door to external closet to right of centre to N; corrugated iron lean-to adjoined to W return. Small coped stack to gablehead.

INTERIOR: rectangular hall. Painted plaster walls and boarded dadoes. Corniced flat ceiling. Pulpit at centre to N wall. Timber communion table (1969). Panelled door to vestry to left to N wall. Double-leaf door with leaded panes to vestibule at centre to S wall. Timber

pews. Long case clock (1857) between left and centre windows to E wall. Marble mural tablet (909) to right to N wall, in memory of the Rev John Barclay and Church restoration. Marble war memorial (1914-1919) mural table between centre and right windows to W wall.

Small pyramidal-capped granite gatepiers with ball finials.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such; Church of Scotland. Bargrennan Church was opened as a chapel of ease on 17 March 1939. Construction had commenced in 1838, and the Church could accommodate 207. Bargrennan was made a quoad sacra parish on 16 July 1862. Restoration work was carried out on the Church in 1909 as a tribute to the Rev John Barclay. Bargrennan was united with Monigaff on 9 May 1962.



NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT Vol IV (1845) Kirkcudbright, p 140.

P H M'Kerlie HISTORY OF THE LANDS AND THEIR OWNERS IN GALLOWAY Vol III (1877) pp 171-172, Vol IV (1878) p 358. H Scott (ed) FASTI ECCLESIAE SCOTICANAE Vol II (1917) p 359. D F M MacDonald (ed) FASTI ECCLESIAE SCOTICANAE Vol X (1981) p 93.

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.

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