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RUTHWELL PARISH CHURCH AND CHURCHYARDLB17247

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
04/11/1971
Supplementary Information Updated
06/06/2017
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Ruthwell
NGR
NY 10066 68207
Coordinates
310066, 568207

Description

- Sanderson of Dalkeith, architect, 1803, remodelling

existing parish church; earlier fabric incorporated, eg on

Murray Aisle and at west end of south wall (blocked

openings): T-plan: apse added centrally on long north wall by

Campbell Douglas and Sellars 1887 to house Ruthwell cross:

re-modelled 1906 by Barbour and Bowie of Dumfries; door and

window openings mostly altered, re-roofed, with raised skews,

skewputts and finials. Whitewashed rubble, red ashlar

dressings. Openings round-headed, and mostly hoodmoulded;

north and south-facing windows with pointed lights; door on

east and west gables below quatrefoil light. Urn-finialed

birdcage belfry over Murray aisle, corresponding

ball-finialed cap to other gables: 2 pilastered axial

ventilators: slate roofs, curved with diamond roof lights

over apse.

Interior: Ruthwell cross (PIC - see Notes ) within apse enclosed by simple iron

balustrade, cross base below floor level; 1687 armorial panel

above arched recess in Murray aisle; some leaded glass

windows; simple roof vaulting; some bronze plaques 2

commemorating Henry Duncan, former parish minister and

founder of Savings bank.

Churchyard contains some fine monuments and is enclosed by

high ashlar-coped rubble walls (extended to north 20th

century), ball-finialed square gatepiers to south, stone

stile steps alongside; monuments include elaborate Conder

monument 1709; Duncan family mural monument 1832; tall

Dickson monument early 19th century; table tombs, upright and

recumbant slabs.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. NRA(S) 776, p. 662, includes an estimate for the church, and "plan by Mr Hamilton, 1800". Ruthwell cross is in the care of the Secretary of State.

References

Bibliography

Groome, GAZETTEER vol V (2nd ed) p. 292.

S.R.O.

CH/2/13/4 p.27ff.

HR625/1

W Duncan THE STORY OF RUTHWELL AND MOUNT KEDAR, 1974.

MEMORIALS OF RUTHWELL PARISH. (Copy in Ewart Library

Dumfries)

1902 and 1906 plans by Barbour and Bowie held by Sutherland

Dickie and Copeland, Dumfries.

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