Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 80590 93012
280590, 593012


William Burn, architect. Built 1837. T-plan, small Gothic church, with gabled central vestry on long south wall, porch in both re-entrant angles. All stugged pink ashlar with polished dressings. Large 3-light window with shafted jambs and moulded reveals to each gable (projecting on north jam to support square apex belfry) with hoodmould linked to angle buttresses; smaller, similar window to vestry, with hoodmould continued over depressed-arched doors in porches: single windows to body of church flanking both vestry and north jam. Grotesque gargoyles over angles; shaped skews. Wallhead stack above vestry, 2 twisted circular flues. Belfry has angle buttresses, hoodmoulded pointed openings, diminutive grotesque gargoyles over angles, and finialed pyramidal roof. Church roofed with graded slates.

Interior: timber and plaster rib-vaulted ceiling; panelled octagonal pulpit. Canopied sounding board with small finials and pendants; some leaded windows; west window by Cottier & Co. , circa 1892; north window circa 1878; single window on south wall circa 1912. Walled churchyard enclosure contains some interesting 17-19th century stone monuments, and is entered by steps at south with polished red ashlar balustrade, square gatepiers with shaped caps.

Statement of Special Interest

2 Tombstones, including Martyr's Stone, are noted in the RCAHM Inventory. A for completeness.



NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT p. 479 Copies of Plans in SNMR.

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