Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
East Ayrshire
Planning Authority
East Ayrshire
Cumnock And Holmhead
NS 56795 20156
256795, 620156


James Maitland Wardrop (Brown & Wardrop) 1867, replacing 1754

church. Early decorated style, SE tower with pyramid roof

truncated by timber belfry (intended spire not built),

porch at northern S. front, double transpets E. and W, N.

apsidal feature containing vestry etc and Bute family vault:

snecked rubble with freestone dressings, slated roofs.

Stained glass of 1867 by Ballantyne.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Cumnock became a burgh of barony by Royal Charter in 1509 and

a police burgh (as Cumnock and Holmhead in 1866. in 1960)

Holmhead was dropped from the title.



Information courtesy Buildings of Scotland Research Unit

Groomes Gazetteer v.II pp 327-328 John Warrick History of

Old Cumnock, pp 222-226. Strawhorn, New History of Cumnock

p 150-151.

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.

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The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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