James Thomson of Dumfries, architect. Built 1823-4. Simple, rectangular-plan, 3-bay simply buttressed, Gothic church,
3-stage square tower at west gable. Rubble-built, with
contrasting painted ashlar dressings, and long and short
worked dressings to doors, windows and tower quoins. All
openings hood-moulded and pointed, windows to body of church
have simple Y-traceried mullion with transom at gallery
level. Small panes, glazing bars also Y-traceried. Tower door
faces west, lintelled doorway, traceried fanlight; windows to
flanks. Tower stages off-set; blind window (continuous cill
course at eaves level) to each face of middle stage; louvred
belfry openings (with modern clock to 2 faces) above.
Pinnacles to buttresses linked by simple parapet. Door
between 2 windows in east gable; cill band, hood-moulds
linked by string course on side elevations. Cornice and
blocking course; slate roof.
Interior: horseshoe gallery, with panelled front, on plain
columns; curved pulpit below domed sounding board, latter
supported by pilastered and panelled back board on west wall;
flanking doors at middle stage of tower, with flight of steps
Quadrangular churchyard enclosure has rubble-built,
ashlar-coped perimeter wall. Mostly 19th century monuments,
but some earlier, notably 17th/18th century Grierson of
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