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ABBEY ROW KELSO OLD PARISH CHURCHLB35696

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
16/03/1971
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Burgh
Kelso
NGR
NT 72930 33909
Coordinates
372930, 633909

Description

James Nisbet, John Laidlaw, masons and John Purves,

carpenter 1771-1773, altered by William Elliot in 1823 and

belfry over north porch added in 1833. Octagonal on plan with

vestibule wings projecting from the north and south sides;

blocked doors at east and west sides arched and

pedimented, body of church is two storey with square

hood-moulded windows to gallery, coursed rubble with droved

dressings and cill-courses pyramidal slated roof with

octagonal lantern at the apex. North and south projecting

wings are pedimented with key-blocked round-headed,

hood-moulded windows over entrance foors. Italiante timber

belfry over north porch added 1833. Interior: Flat ceiling

substituted for original domed interior in 1823 to improve

acoustics, gallery altered to horse-shoe shape and new

pulpit etc installed by Usher Holme (Liverpool) 1895

Statement of Special Interest

James Brown of Edinburgh, was consulted by heritors about

the state of the previous church in 1770 (Colvin 144).

Designs for additions produced by James Gillespie Graham

in 1823 were not executed (NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT iii

339-6).

Ecclesiastical Building in use as such.

References

Bibliography

James Haig, A TOPOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE

TOWN KELSO (1825) p 118; Howard Colvin, A BIOGRAPHICAL

DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS; Royal Commission on the

Ancient Monuments of Scotland, ROXBURGHSHIRE, i 246-7 and

figs 105, 304; STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, x (1794)

585-6; NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT iii 335-6, and information

courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

About Listed Buildings

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