Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 23048 65984
323048, 565984


Built 1793. Straightforward T-plan church with round-headed

openings and 4-bay long S elevation; low vestry adjoins E

gable; N porch added 1861 with unusual roof. Rubble-built

with ashlar dressings, polished margins, impost blocks and


Blind oculus in N gable and birdcage belfry; other main

gables capped with ball-finialled blocks. Margined glazing

perhaps 1861; straight skews; slate roofs.

Interior: refurbished and re-seated by James Barbour 1884-5;

panelled octagonal pulpit centre on S wall with pilastered

(?original) backboard; gallery in jamb opposite - installed

1861 - has similarly detailed panelled front. Circa 1900

painted and leaded glass windows flank pulpit.

Churchyard: important group of 3 13th century coped grave stones close to E boundary: the northernmost is earthfast and badly weathered; other 2 richly carved and supported on four small Romanesque capitals dating to the late 11th or early 12th century. Numerous good 17th -19th century headstones. Random rubble boundary walls; 2 gateways in E wall with square corniced gatepiers, those nearest N dated 1902 with wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. A good late 18th century T-plan church with handsome Victorian interior. A grass-grown mound in the churchyard, covered by later graves represents the site of E end of the medieval church. The 13th century carved stones are of national importance.



Details of work to Church in National Archives, HR127/1 and CH13/2 p216. Old Statistical Account Vol II, p27. New Statistical Account, p260. Groome's Gazetteer (2nd Edition) Vol II p363. RCAHMS Inventory (1920), No 109 for information on 13th century stones. Hay, Architecture of Scottish Post-Reformation Churches (1957), p253.

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.

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