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MOUSWALD PARISH CHURCH, CHURCHYARD AND GATEPIERSLB17391

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
03/08/1971
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Mouswald
NGR
NY 6518 72673
Coordinates
306518, 572673

Description

J M Bowie of Dumfries architect, circa 1929, remodelling

small plain, rectangular-plan 3-bay church of circa 1816.

Painted rubble, with red ashlar dressings, porch, bell turret

and spire. Gothic; hood-moulded, painted central doorway on

west gable, tall gabled porch with cusped panels and swept

gable detail supports octagonal bell turret with louvred

opening linked by looped hoodmoulding to each face and squat,

faceted and crocketted spire, apex cross. Hood-moulded,

pointed windows with cusped tracery flank porch (similar

windows to bay); panelled clasping buttresses at west end

with gableted pinnacles; gableted finial over east gable:

former vestry now a chancel; low, bull-faced, red ashlar

porch added in south east re-entrant angle. Shaped skews;

slate roofs.

Interior: plain boarded dado, vaulted roof and pews.

Octagonal pulpit. Leaded 3-light chancel window undated.

Early stone font on modern base.

Quadrangular churchyard enclosure with ashlar-coped

rubble-built walls, gate at either end of south wall: square

rusticated ashlar gatepiers; hearse house to south east of

church. Square-plan rubble-built, crenellated burial

enclosure against south wall of church with 1655 armorial

panel: armoured male effigy in re-entrant angle: some good

17th-19th stone monuments.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Armorial panel & effigy noted in RCAHM INVENTORY 1920, No 517 Re-modelled after much debate, and after W F Crombie had been

consulted; there was a move that Dick Peddie of Edinburgh

should be consulted rather than employ either local

architect.

References

Bibliography

SRO HR 567/1 MEMORIALS OF MOUSWALD PARISH (copy in Ewart

Library, Dumfries)

SRO

RHP 8264

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