Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 84843 94456
284843, 594456


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.




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


RHP 7573

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.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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