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MILLISLE, SORBIE PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND) AND CHURCHYARDLB19179

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
17/12/1979
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Sorbie
NGR
NX 46790 46362
Coordinates
246790, 546362

Description

1874-1876. Gothic cruciform church with tower to W. Rubble walling with polished sandstone quoins and chamfered margins. 3-bay nave with single bay transepts and chancel. Geometrical tracery to 4-light and rose gable windows, trefoiled lancets to nave. Mainly small pane glazing, some stained glass. End skews, ceramic ridge cresting, cross finials to gables, slate roofs. Tower in 3 squat stages with pointed-arch porch with nook shafts at ground, lancets above and tall pyramidal slate roof with bracketed eaves to 3rd. String courses between stages. Single storey presbytery adjoins to SE.

INTERIOR: reconstructed 1938. En suite limed oak pulpit, communion table, lectern and choir stalls. 2 aisles to nave. Open ceiling with braces crossed at centre. Whitewashed walls. Honeycomb lead glazing pattern with coloured, translucent glass. Stained glass: McEachern Memorial window, Christopher Whall, circa 1915, on founding of the Celtic church; by the communion table, circa 1873, The Ascension; single light, post 1925, St Paul. Organ: brought from Cally palace, Stewartry. Walled churchyard with simple square burial vault to NE of churchyard. Rubble with squared quoins.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Also known as Millisle Church. The McEacharn window is an important example of the work of Whall (1849-1924), among whose pupils were Douglas and Veronica Strachan. The original drawings of the window can be seen in the National Gallery, London.

References

Bibliography

Groome's GAZETTEER>

THE MEMORIAL WINDOW (unpublished).

About Listed Buildings

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