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Churchyard and Gatepiers, Dalton Old Parish Church, excluding Scheduled Monument No 8676 ‘Dalton, Old Parish Church’, Dalton VillageLB3455

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 11430 73979
311430, 573979


Quadrangular churchyard, largely enclosed by rubble-built walls and iron fence, mostly 18th-20th century tombstones and monuments, some with well sculptured ornament and crests. Main gate at corner with, 2 rusticated ashlar square gatepiers. Hearse house alongside. Extension to west presumably circa 1918.

Statement of Special Interest

Category changed from B to A on 30 September 1987.

The following reference was included in the previous listed building record written in 1987: NRA(S)1837 8/50 - 1918 plan of churchyard including key to lairs and plan of proposed extension.

Dalton Old Parish Church is Scheduled Monument No 8676 and is excluded from the listing.

Listed building record and statutory address updated in 2015. Previously listed as 'Dalton Village, Dalton Old Parish Church, Churchyard and Gatepiers.'



Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: CANMORE ID 78911

New Statistical Account (1834-45) Dalton, County of Dumfires, Vol.4. p.375.

Ordnance Survey (Surveyed 1857, Published 1862). Dumfries Sheet LVII.5. 25 Inches to the Mile. 1st Edition. London: Ordnance Survey.

National Records of Scotland, Ref, HR523/1 and CH2/247 (includes 1892 reports on the church by Allan Crombie, J Dick Peddie and a medical officer)

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