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83 BUCCLEUCH STREET, FORMER METHODIST CHURCH AND RAILINGSLB26102

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Group Category Details: A - See Notes
  • Date Added: 14/12/1979

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Burgh: Dumfries

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 97069 76286
  • Coordinates: 297069, 576286

Description

T F Hunt of London, 1817, James Thomson of Dumfries as

Interior: presumably 1848): unusual gallery, treated as

executant architect. Built as Episcopal church, with

giant tetrastyle Ionic portico to Buccleuch Street.

Painted ashlar. 2 storeys, rusticated at ground; single

bays flank portico; 3-bay elevation to Castle Street

altered 1848 with full-height 5-sided pilastered apse

central, with tall round-headed lights; flanking

round-headed bipartites at gallery level with consoled

cornices (perhaps altered 1848). Cornice; tall parapet,

balustraded over openings; concealed roof with

small-paned circular lantern. Some decorative cast-iron

railings survive.

entablature, and supported on cast-iron columns; ribbed

dome below lantern. Seating and pulpit now removed.

Statement of Special Interest

No longer (1986) in ecclesiastical use. A Group with 75-81

Buccleuch Street, Greyfriars Church and Castle Street and

George Street listings. Sketch by W C Aitken (copy in NMRS)

shows church before alterations, with recessed inner bay to

Castle Street, blank at lower level, gallery window

(?tripartite) with consoled cornice under arched head.

Re-opened 21.11.1848 following alterations.

References

Bibliography

H Colvin, BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS

1600-1840, 1978 p.439

J S Maxwell, CENTENARY BOOK OF ST JOHN'S, DUMFRIES 1968.

pp.19-32.

About Designations

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