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PENPONT VILLAGE PENPONT CHURCH AND CHURCHYARDLB17267

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
26/06/1986
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Penpont
NGR
NX 84843 94456
Coordinates
284843, 594456

Description

Charles Howitt of Drumlanrig estate, architect. Built 1867. Cruciform-plan Gothic church, square tower with broach spire

linked to north east angle, entrance and ground. All built of

bull-faced pink ashlar with polished dressings, hood-moulds

and beak-head mouldings at eaves; stepped angle buttresses.

Tower: (stages undivided) north-facing door with moulded

reveals and arch; stair window above; louvered 3-light belfry

opening at upper level of each elevation, and clock to

elevations facing village; lucarnes at base of spire;

weathervane finial. Tall 3-light window with splayed cill

course, cross finial and shaped skews to each gable, and

central doorway, except at north. Shallow transepts; nave has

3 buttressed bays. Shallow vestry and organ outshots either

side of chancel. Slate roof.

Interior: simple wainscot panelling in chancel by P MacGregor

Chalmers, fine oak communion table with art nouveau ornament; open-timbered roof.

Churchyard: irregular-plan; earlier enclosure to east of

church (rubble-built ashlar-coped walls) extended to west

(? circa 1867) and enclosed by plain iron railings on low

wall, gate at north. Mostly 17th-19th century stone monuments

to east of church including Renaissance mural monument near

east gable.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Communion table possibly by J G Waddell.

References

Bibliography

Groome,

GAZETTEER, n.d. (2nd ed.) vol. V p.175.

S.R.O.

RHP 7573

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