Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
New Abbey
NX 96666 66095
296666, 566095


Walter Newall, architect. Built circa 1824. T-plan presbytery

and rectangular church combined in cruciform-plan

arrangement. White granite rubble, red ashlar dressings, west

wing of presbytery harled. Presbytery is 2 storeys, most

windows hood-moulded, string at cill level to either floor,

sash windows mostly small-paned; bipartites in north gable,

projecting ground floor bipartite in west gable; low, lean-to

in either re-entrant angle (porch at north) beside window in

tall pointed panel.

Church has 2 bays, pointed windows with wooden Y-tracery

(hood-moulded to north elevation), blind Tudor-arched window

to east gable, above gabled porch. Brick stack rises above

south wall. All main gables cross-finialed, shaped skews

above heavy corbels over wall-head. Roofed with graded


Interior of chapel: 2 leaded windows, that to north by Maver

& Co, Munich, after 1888, that to south, in similar style,

after 1901.

Cusped wooden panelling to sanctuary walls, and painted

Madonna and child, J G MacLellan of Dumfries, artist. Sundial

to west on plain octagonal granite column, bronze dial

inscribed "John Copland, fecit, May 1827"; designed for New

Abbey latitude.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

SRO plan include alternative design with cusped-traceried





RHP 3545

Groome, GAZETTEER vol V, p102

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT p.251 (gives date as circa 1827).

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). 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 only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.

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