Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Group Category Details
Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 41016 66559
241016, 566559

Removal Reason

Dual designation


Pre-Reformation, reworked for reformed worship in 17th and early 18th centuries. Roofless ruin of Old Parish Church. Situated to S in Graveyard of Monigaff Parish Church (see separtate listing). Rectangular-plan, gabled to E and W; mostly complete to wallhead. Rubble. Deep embrasures.

W ELEVATION: doorway at centre; window above. Gabled bellcote; small ball finial.

E ELEVATION: roll-moulded round-arched doorway at centre with datestone, 1704, above; 2-light window, with round-arched lights, above.

S ELEVATION: doorway at centre; 3 windows to left and right.

N ELEVATION: doorway at centre.

INTERIOR: later monuments located inside. Recess in N wall to right, containing two cross slabs; heraldic stone inserted in wall above recess.

HERALDIC STONE: square panel, with armorial bearings and inscription in Gothic lettering, erected by Patrick MacKie of Cumloden.

Statement of Special Interest

The cross slabs were Scheduled but were removed to the Parish Church in 1996 to remove them from erosion by weather and are not Scheduled in their current location. The heraldic stone was apparently removed from the Old Church in the mid 19th century, and placed in the Hermitage at Kirroughtree; this building becoming ruinous, the stone was returned to its original position in the Old Church.

The Old Church was used until 1836, when Monigaff Parish Church was built. Monigaff Parish Church, Graveyard and Graveyard Walls are listed Separately. The Heron Monument is listed separately under Monigaff Parish Church Graveyard, Heron Monument. B Group with Heron Monument; Monigaff Parish Church, Graveyard and Graveyard Walls.

Amendment to Scheduled Area 18 August 1999.



M M Harper RAMBLES IN GALLOWAY (1896) pp189-190. J Romilly Allen

THE EARLY CHRISTIAN MONUMENTS OF SCOTLAND (1903) pp476-477. GALLOWAY GLIMPSES (1903) pp124-127. RCAHMS INVENTORY Vol II, Kirkcudbright (1914) pp197-198. J G Kinna HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF MINNIGAFF (1904) pp104-108. G Hay THE ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES 1560 - 1843 (1957) p51. Information from session minutes courtesy of Mrs Margaret Shankland.

About Listed Buildings

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