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THORNHILL VILLAGE MORTON PARISH CHURCHLB17357

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
03/08/1971
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Morton
NGR
NX 88235 95813
Coordinates
288235, 595813

Description

William Burn, Architect. Built 1841. Gothic church with

round-arched details, simple rectangular-plan, 4-stage square

tower at west; low vestry at north east angle by James

Barbour, 1904. Stugged pinkish coursers, polished dressings. Hood-moulded round-headed openings with moulded and splayed

reveals. Tower: lower stages off-set, stepped angle

buttresses continued as clasping pilaster strips, with

pinnacles above corbelled open parapet; west-facing door has

nook-shafts with scalloped capitals and moulded arch;

louvered bipartite each face of top stage, clock to 3 faces

of stage below. Body of church with 5 buttressed bays and

corbelled parapets; pinnacled angle buttress; 5 lights in

east gable, 2-bay vestry in similar style; porch alongside.

Slate roofs. Interior: ceiling barrel-vaulted, with ribs and

bosses; horseshoe gallery with panelled front on cast-iron

columns. Leaded windows on east gable, that to north by

Ballantine and Gardner, circa 1892, others circa 1883-circa

1903. Romanesque font 1887.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

References

Bibliography

MORTON PARISH CHURCH 1841-1941

(Souvenir brochure).

Some original drawings in NMRS (dated 1839).

G Hay, ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST REFORMATION CHURCHES

1957. p.254.

J.K. Hewison, DALGARNOC, 1935. ch V.

About Listed Buildings

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