Listed Building

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NS 55881 67507
255881, 667507


William Leiper, architect; 1886. Simple Gothic cruciform church; nave and aisles with transepts and chancel, projected tower to N, incomplete above elaborate porch. Bull-faced red ashlar with polished quoins, margins and dressings, buttressed aisles and angles. Large pointed arch windows with moulded reveals, hood-moulds andd geometric tracery. Pointed arch portal to SW with nook shafts supporting hollow chamfer moulding and cusped soffit. Recessed trefoil-headed door with decorative studded hinges. SE door with roll-moulded surround, gabled with cusped tympanum resting in elaborately carved corbels.

Interior with nave separated from aisles by pointed arcade of clustered columns with foliate capitals. Open timber roof supported by engaged columns resting on figurative corbels. E window by Douglas Strachan 1921, designed as war memorial. Aisle windows by Douglas Hamilton circa 1940; Gordon Webster circa 1960; and Sax Shaw 1969. Chancel and choir stalls with carved and panelled oak; polychrome marble altar table supported on colonnettes with carved reredos flanked by figures of Saints in niches. Elaborate octagonal polychrome marble and ashlar font and pulpit; latter with carved oak tester. Brass eagle lectern. Henry Willis organ, 1887 in N transept. Former Lady Chapel in S transept converted 1966 by I J Ballantine to Memorial Chapel, with modern furnishings and hanging lamps. Wrought-iron screens; window by William Wilson, 1962. Ornate wrought-iron lamps and lamp brackets by Starkie Gardner & Co and Taylor & Tucker, both of London.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.



Gomme and Walker 1968; p 291. Hyndland Hundred 1978; P Bascom & J R Hume (eds).

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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