Listed Building

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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 93048 77020
293048, 577020


1573 Queir (choir) now burial vault and RC chapel adjoining

plain, circa 1800 church; latter occupies approximate site of

earlier Nave.

Queir (renovated 1875, James Barbour and J Halliday of

Dumfries architects):

rubble-built, red ashlar dressings; 2 bays; 3-sided east end

has roll-moulded pointed windows with intersecting tracery,

datestone and crests; angle shafts with cable moulding to

capitals and to pinnacles: buttresses added 1875: small

lights either long wall; round-headed doorway at westend of

south wall in roll-moulded architrave, hood-mould with

dog-tooth ornament: door has ornate (1875) cast-iron panels,

and datestone above, re-used cross-slab forms threshold.

Slate roof with fish-scale bands, ornamental ridges and apex


Interior (mostly 1875): good late 17th century Classical

monument beside door; figure of resurrection by J Birnie

Philip (signed: apparently assisted by Signor Fucigni) above

central crypt: parapets to latter, altar rails and altar all

white ashlar, (altar on 2 squat, red granite columns with

foliated capitals) with gothic detailing; leaded windows;

open-timbered roof.

Parish Church: rectangular-plan with round-headed windows;

squared red rubble with polished margins. Small vestry to

south, ball-finialed birdcage belfry over west gable: windows

on north wall inserted and west porch added circa 1890.

Roofed with graded slates; red ridging tiles; ball finial at


Interior (remodelled 1900-1902 by James Barbour): decorative

roof timbers with cusping and billet moulding;

gallery with panelled front on corbels asymmetrically swept

behind window reveals; World War 2 memorial window on north

wall; pews with panelled backs.

Churchyard includes some interesting 17th-19th century

headstones: quadrangular enclosure, rubble-built walls; gate

at north (between two buildings).

Statement of Special Interest

Parish church in ecclesiastical use. Queir now disused.

Estimate in SRO dated 1799 for building church suggests circa

180<> as date of construction.

Queir formally re-opened 14.11.1879, to coincide with

re-opening of St Andrews, Dumfries, and it was used by

Maxwells of Terregles for RC services.

The sedilia used in the 1879 re-opening came from Lincluden

They are now in the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh.




1897 vol. III, pp.614-5.

& Copeland, Dumfries.


No. 432.

Dumfries and Galloway Courier 25.11.1879.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard and Advertiser 19.11.1879.

(these refer to Queir; following references to church or to



R 348/2/2/

RHP 7800 7801 7799 (last is 1856 seating plan)

Drawings by Barbour (dated 1899) held by Sutherland Dickie

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.

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