Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NT 8269 966
308269, 600966


James Barbour of Dumfries circa 1875 incorporating existing

T-plan parish church; latter 1799 with 1824 repairs (? by

James Thomson) (?including construction of jamb). Enclosed by irregular-plan churchyard.

CHURCH: Rubble-built with ashlar dressings (original

dressings droved), whitewashed with contrasting red ashlar

margins and rusticated quoins: openings now mostly

round-headed, circular gable windows. Original building

totally re-modelled and heightened with vestry and porch

added at E gable below timber and slate birdcage apex belfry: conical-roofed stair turret added in SW re-entrant angle

(original door in W gable). Shaped skews; roofs covered with

graded slates.

Interior: also by Barbour, with extensive heavy timberwork.

CHURCHYARD: Enclosed by rubble-built walls, mostly

ashlar-coped: gate at W (no gatepiers). Mostly 18th and 19th

century stone monuments and headstones, some with good

artisan sculpture; some table tombs; good aedicular (Ionic)

Johnston of Bearholm monument to S of vestry dated 1753;

Young of Craigielands mural monument; polygonal stone

possibly from Staffa or Giant's Causeway.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Category B for quality of churchyard.

SRO NRA(S) Annandale Bundle 151/2 includes "Discharge .....

from Annandale's chamberlain for his proportion of casting

the bell of Kirk of Kirkpatrick Juxta, 18th November 1673";

also accounts for repairs 1716 and re-thatching 1725.



SRO RHP's 7074-5, 7078-9, 7062-73 (Barbour's drawings mostly

dated 1875);

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT p 131; Groome GAZETTER n.d. (2nd ed.)

Vol IV p 436.

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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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