Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 19584 66612
319584, 566612


Design probably by John Hannah, mason and James Beattie and

John Oliver, wrights. Dated 1789. Parish church with

classical details, 5-stage tower with spire central on main S elevations. Body of church rectangular-plan, originally with

rear forestairs; latter replaced circa 1870 by large session

house with vestibules housing gallery steps in re-entrant

angles. All coursed red rubble with polished margins and

rusticated quoins, slate roofs.

TOWER: (upper part completed between 1798 and 1801), 4 lower

stages square, rusticated lower stage with Doric-columned and

pedimented doorpieces, panelled door with decorative

fanlight; Venetian window in stage above, clock faces to all

elevation in off-set 4th stage, octagonal drum above with

louvred round-headed belfry openings, stone steeple with

weather vane finial.

BODY OF CHURCH: 2 tall round-headed windows each side of

tower (2 leaded windows inserted 1912, outer windows with

intersecting tracery); 3-bay flanks (originally with central

doors) have windows at ground and at gallery level, the

latter round-headed. Continuous cornice.

INTERIOR: altered, probably when alterations to N were

carried out circa 1870. Gallery to 3 sides supported on

cast-iron columns and with panelled timber front, Town

Council's bench central with (original) decorative barrel

vaulted canopy supported on fluted square columns; pulpit

central on S wall with (?circa 1900) organ case behind. 2

marble monuments on N wall.

CHURCHYARD: presumably opened circa 1789, when old parish

church was abandoned. Mainly 19th century stone monuments;

Gothick mausoleum at N with central pyramidal finial; 1696

stone presumably re-sited here from old churchyard.

Ashlar-built wall to roadside (S), outer gateways each with ball-finialled square piers.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.



SRO Presbytery Minutes.

About Listed Buildings

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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.

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