Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
NS 31473 53647
231473, 653647


Complicated building history from 1470 to 20th century. 1470

rectangular nave forms core of church, built in coursed

rubble with ashlar dressings; 2-stage tower, with set-off,

added at west in 1490. Nave and tower both with later

saw-tooth skews; birdcage bellcote at apex of tower gable,

possibly mid 18th century, has similarly detailed pyramidal

roof. All other extensions have crowstepped gables. 1597

south-east aisle built for Sir John Cunninghame of

Glengarnock castle; later, heavily moulded mullioned and

transomed window with crest in panel above. 1642 Crawford

aisle added at the north east, has paired lancet window to

gallery. To the east of the Crawford aisle a transept and

entrance were added in 1903-5, Charles S.S. Johnson of

Edinburgh, architect.

Low door at left. Shallow advanced gable to east, tripartite

with raised central light to gallery, the latter with

mouldings imitating the Cunninghame aisle window. At east,

small drum stairtower with projecting entrance and a window

breaking through the moulded eaves.

1910 organ chamber, Charles S.S. Johnson architect, added to

north west of Cunninghame aisle, continuing the details of

that aisle. Slate roofs throughout.

Interior: Crawford gallery circa 1705 for 1st Viscount

Garnock. Laird's loft with elaborate Renaissance detailing;

gallery supported on Roman Doric columns. Bowed gallery front

with paired Corinthian engaged columns dividing blind arcade;

elaborate coats of arms depicting the family lineage under

each arch; Corinthian columned screen divides gallery, bold

box cornice with highly decorative modillion cornice. Canopy

supported on giant Corinthian columns. Pulpit mainly 18th

century, incorporating earlier details, panelled pine; with

reading desk supported on brackets, with carved faces;

baptismal basin with wrought-iron bracket; panelled rear

screen with 2 Ionic pilasters supporting entablature

surmounted by Crawford and Lindsay arms in foliated design.

Above, large oak, pedimented sounding board, probably 17th

century, with carved angel, cherubs, foliage, thistle and

rose. Ladyland pew, part oak part pine, with delicate

balustrade incorporates late 17th and early 18th century

carving; bracketted hood with ealborate scrolls and pediment

with acroterion. 1903-5 balcony, linking Crawford gallery to

south wall and inserted when seating was re-organised, is

fronted with trades and crafts panels in style similar to


Rubble-built Cemetery walls enclose some early tombstones and

the rectangular Crawford tomb of 1594 which houses recumbant

effigies of Thomas Crawford of Jordanhill and his wife Janet

Ker of Kersland.

Statement of Special Interest

In ecclesiastical use.



G. Hay, "Architecture of Scottish Post Reformation churches"

1957 pp 30, 187, 189, 193, 197, 198, 216.

MacGibbon and Ross, "C. & D. Architecture" vol v pp 200-201

1887-92. SRO Heritors Records HR 690/2



Pont "Cunninghame" 1876 p.233-244 (Illus p.240, 241 & opp.


About Listed Buildings

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