Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 44435 40332
244435, 540332


Built 1822 with later 19th century tower. Simple rectangular hall church with squat 3-stage tower. Body of church harled with raised angle and window margins, tower rubble with polished red sandstone dressings. 3-bay nave with lancets, horizontal glazing. 2 E windows with stained glass, gifted by the daughter of Gemmel Hutcheson RSA in memory of her father. Tower flanked by lean-to bays to ground, simple pointed-arch entrance, flanked by single diminutive lancets all linked under hoodmould to 1st, louvred lancets to belfry. String course between floors, deep cornice, blocking course. 2-storey boilerhouse and vestry (?) to N of single bay; 1st floor window and door at ground. Gabled to E with stack, piend-roofed to W, linking lower block with stone forestair.

INTERIOR: galleried to 3 sides, galleries supported on cast-iron columns. Good free-standing carved oak pulpit. Classically detailed Communion Table.

GRAVEYARD: rubble walled churchyard containing many good 18th and 19th century gravestones.

Statement of Special Interest

Sited in the former precincts of Whithorn Priory, with graveyard surrounding bolt.



NSA. Groome.

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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