1733 church remodelled and enlarged 1819 (dated) by Andrew
Burnet, mason; further alterations and additions by James
Barbour, 1881; enclosed by churchyard.
Church: rubble-built; rusticated quoins, keystoned and
round-arched openings (all altered or constructed in 19th
century) and eaves course and cornice all ashlar. Church
originally rectangular-plan with yellow ashlar quoins and
splayed base course (later dressings mostly red ashlar);
long S wall now 2 bays; additions full-width of N wall in 2
stages, the lesser (former 18th century aisle) built first
and now demolished (some rusticated quoins survive below
session room stair and on 1819 jamb); second (probably 1819)
addition (jamb, forming L-plan church) extends W elevation to
3 bays with central door now a window with dated arch re-set
(?by Barbour). Pyramidal-roofed square full-height addition
(also 1819) adjoins at NE and has basket-arched N-facing
hearse-house at ground, session house above and good birdcage
belfry (present bell 1917) over E wallhead: flat-roofed low
porch and vestry (?all by Barbour) fill SE re-entrant angle:
other roofs piended and slated.
Interior by Barbour, roughly following 1819 arrangement;
(original woodwork in session house addition); low hexagonal
pulpit in SW re-entrant angle: gallery at E with panelled
front supported on 2 cast-iron columns is now enclosed
forming upper room: bell in vestibule said to be from
Churchyard: quadrangular enclosure with ashlar-coped
rubble-built walls; gate with rusticated square piers at
either end of E wall. Mostly 18th and 19th century stone
monuments, some large monuments with classical details.
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