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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 03/08/1971


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Half Morton

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNY 3202 7446
  • Coordinates332020, 574460


Probably 1744; 4-bay church, repaired and enlarged circa 1795

(?addition of N jamb); all heightened several masonry

courses, perhaps 1830; renovated 1889. Rubble-built with

ashlar dressings, S elevation and E gable rendered. Splayed

base course to body of church. 4 pointed windows (?1889) to

long S wall and eaves moulding; gabled porch at E with iron

cresting, shouldered S-facing door; vestry adjoins W gable.

Unusual birdcage belfry (?1889) over E gable. Roofed with

graded slates. Boiler room in NW re-entrant angle demolished

circa 1985 exposing blocked square-headed window on jamb W

wall; N gable window of jamb originally a door.

Interior: plaster-vaulted roof; panelled timber pulpit

central on long S wall.

CHURCHYARD: quadrangular enclosure, with rubble-built partly ashlar-coped walls, extended to S in 20th century; plain

gatepiers (wrought-iron gates) and stile at E. Mostly 18th

and 19th century stone monuments, some with classical


Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. FASTII ECCLESSIAE

SCOTICANAE states that the church was "rebuilt about 1703",

but no primary source is quoted either by Fastii or by Groome

or Hay. OSA report (Langholm) states that "It is soon ....

to be repaired and enlarged".

Change of Category B to C(S) 30.9.87




CHURCHES, 1957 p 254; SRO. HR 540/1 (includes 1889 seating

plan); Groome, GAZETTEER n.d. 2nd ed vol III p 241; OLD


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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

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.

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