Listed Building

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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Kirkpatrick Durham
NX 78623 69905
278623, 569905


Rectangular hall church dated 1748 on N gable, with aisle and

tower to W probably of 1810 forming T-plan church. James

Turner and Joseph Douglas reroof church, restore bellcote

and complete pulpit and presenters box in 1810.

Walling rendered except N gable squared rubble, all with

raised margins and quoins of polished red sandstone;

chamfered jambs to all openings.

Original church 5-bay rectangular hall church, windows

enlarged from lancets in keeping with 19th-century addition,

timber Y-tracery. Gable-end windows 3-light lancets, to N

with heraldic roundel above inscribed VK 1748, to S with

blind oculus.

2-bay aisle to W incorporating square bell-tower to W

buttressed gable, all of 1810. Stepped buttresses flank

round-headed doorway with fanlight, and square-headed small

pane window to 1st; blind oculus at apex. Above gable rises

single stage tower with hoodmoulded louvred openings.

Embattled parapet with pinnacles at angles. Eaves cornice

throughout, more elaborate moulding to 1810 W gable,

sandstone skews and skewputts.

INTERIOR: completely remodelled circa 1960 with screen wall

cutting off 1810 aisle. Galleries removed, pulpit resited.

Rubble-walled churchyard with mainly 18th and 19th century

stones. Good table monument to Mary Mclellan, 1697, wife of

John Nielson covenanting martyr and laird of Corsock.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The heraldic panel in

N gable has been identified as that of William Kennedy, abbot

of Crossraguel 1520-47. The slab appears to be 16th century

work with the later date 1748 incised when the slab was

incorporated in the new church building. 3 small carved oak

panels from the church dating from 1620's are now kept in the

Manse. (Inv. 313).



NSA. SRO HR 380/1

Inv. 311A. 313.

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