Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 23048 65984
323048, 565984


Built 1793. Straightforward T-plan church with round-headed

openings and 4-bay long S elevation; low vestry adjoins E

gable; N porch added 1861 with unusual roof. Rubble-built

with ashlar dressings, polished margins, impost blocks and


Blind oculus in N gable and birdcage belfry; other main

gables capped with ball-finialled blocks. Margined glazing

perhaps 1861; straight skews; slate roofs.

Interior: refurbished and re-seated by James Barbour 1884-5;

panelled octagonal pulpit centre on S wall with pilastered

(?original) backboard; gallery in jamb opposite - installed

1861 - has similarly detailed panelled front. Circa 1900

painted and leaded glass windows flank pulpit.

Churchyard: important group of 3 13th century coped grave stones close to E boundary: the northernmost is earthfast and badly weathered; other 2 richly carved and supported on four small Romanesque capitals dating to the late 11th or early 12th century. Numerous good 17th -19th century headstones. Random rubble boundary walls; 2 gateways in E wall with square corniced gatepiers, those nearest N dated 1902 with wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. A good late 18th century T-plan church with handsome Victorian interior. A grass-grown mound in the churchyard, covered by later graves represents the site of E end of the medieval church. The 13th century carved stones are of national importance.



Details of work to Church in National Archives, HR127/1 and CH13/2 p216. Old Statistical Account Vol II, p27. New Statistical Account, p260. Groome's Gazetteer (2nd Edition) Vol II p363. RCAHMS Inventory (1920), No 109 for information on 13th century stones. Hay, Architecture of Scottish Post-Reformation Churches (1957), p253.

About Listed Buildings

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