Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 27646 70096
327646, 570096


18th and 19th centuries. T-plan parish church with mainly

round-headed windows, gallery forestair and porches in

re-entrant angles, gable-head birdcage belfry over N jamb,

vestry and porch adjoin E and N gables respectively. 2 burial

enclosures (including fine renaissance Mossknowe enclosure -

listed separately) adjoin at W. Church built of red rubble,

ashlar dressings and margins; roofs covered with graded

slates, red ridging tiles, finials over E and W gables.

Suggested building sequence: E and W gables and N wall of

body of church probably 1733; "partly rebuilt" (NSA) circa

1778, i.e. (presumably) heightened several courses and long S

wall rebuilt (forming deeper plan church) with voussoired

key-stoned and aproned windows and narrow base course; N jamb

perhaps contemporary (though openings originally

square-headed). Renovated 1892 - N porch, roof with ridging

tiles and belfry all date from then.

INTERIOR: mostly probably by (?William) MacGowan, 1835. 3

galleries with panelled fronts and each supported on 2

slender cast-iron columns; octagonal pulpit central on south

wall, with round-arched back board.

CHURCHYARD: Circa 1796 rusticated Irving of Woodhouse

enclosure abuts jamb; red ashlar, white marble inscription


Plain red ashlar enclosure at SW end of churchyard.

Churchyard enclosed by ashlar-coped rubble built walls, gates

at N and at W with square gatepiers. Mainly 18th and 19th

century headstones.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.





Groome, GAZETTEER, n.d. (2nd ed) vol. IV p.435

S.R.O. RHP 8122 and 8125 and Heritors' Records, 1835 (for


About Listed Buildings

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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