James Gillespie Graham, 1818-21. Perpendicular Gothic
Revival. Rectangular with clasping angle buttressed towers
and 4-stage W tower. Canted 5-sided buttressed apse added to
E gable by W and J Hay of Liverpool 1897. Coursed squared
Bourhouse sandstone rubble; ashlar dressings. Slate roof.
Mullioned and traceried pointed windows. Hoodmoulds above all
openings. Gabletted, crenellated parapet to apse, gables and
towers, resting on string course.
Entrance tower divided by string courses with openings to
each face at each stage. 4-centred doorways to porch; 2-light
cusped windows in 1st and 2nd stage with 3-light louvred
openings at belfry.
Tower flanked by tall aisle windows; latter repeated at E. N
and S walls 5 bays between outer corner tower; advanced
centre bay gabled with circular trefoiled window in gable
INTERIOR: aisled with 5-bay pointed arcades on columns with
moulded capitals. Timber ceiling trusses exposed and
gothicised 1897. Gallery in W bay with traceried panelled.
Gothic style oak pulpit and sounding board (1918), communion
Plain leaded windows of 1897. Original galleries removed by W
and J Hay. Stained glass: central apse window Edward Frampton
(1901) flanked by Ballantine and Sons to left (1865) and
right (1871). 3-light S window by A L and C E Moore (1926). Wall-monument to George Home circa 1611 at E end of N aisle.
Renaissance Triumphal arch; incorporated from earlier church.
Polychrome marble and alabaster. 12ft high by 26ft wide.
Profiled kneeling figure centre, flanking Knight atlantes
supporting Justice and Wisdom figures. Reclining, figures in
arch and scrolled heraldic panel above. Possibly Italian
workmen employed: restored in 1897 by Grant Stevenson.
LAVABO: S of Home monument. W Birnie Rhind circa 1901. Shell
supported by pair of putti, probably alabaster. Dedicated to
Rev. Robert Buchanan.
GRAVEYARD: Rubble sandstone boundary wall extending S.
W WALL: mid 17th century wall-slab. Ionic columns with egg
and dart moulding, with weaponry reliefs and flanking
strapwork behind. Trumpet-blowing angel in centre arch above
illegibly weathered inscription panel. Escutcheon on crowning
pediment. Possibly made for a victim of battle of Dunbar.
W WALL: late 17th century wall-slab. Bipartite form with
channelled columns. Weathered inscription above with curved
pediment. Purves family monument; modern inscriptions in
CENTRE: early 19th century diminutive Gothic building now
used as tool-house. Rubble and slates. Round arched door in
advanced pedimented bay, flanked by blind, Y-traceried
pointed arch lights.