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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: B
  • Date Added: 03/08/1971


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Kirkmahoe

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 97452 81531
  • Coordinates297452, 581531


Probably Walter Newall of Dumfries, architect. Built 1822-3;

some internal re-ordering presumably by James Barbour of

Dumfries circa 1889. Rectangular-plan, 3-bay Gothic church,

with 3-stage square tower at west gable, gabled vestry added

to inner bay of south wall. Stugged red ashlar coursers, with

polished dressings. All openings hood-moulded. Tower has

Tudor-arched door facing west; other openings all geometric

traceried, louvered at upper stage; strings at cill levels,

diagonal buttresses, stepped at each stage, with pinnacles

rising above crenellated parapet. 2 buttressed and pinnacled, Tudor-arched and gabled shallow porches on cross-finialed

east gable flanking large perpendicular- traceried window;

also quatrefoil and cross openings. Diagonal buttresses with

pinnacles reaching above eaves. Perpendicular-traceried

windows to buttressed north and south elevation bays. Eaves

band; slate roof. Vestry also has diagonal buttresses, and

pointed window facing south; modern addition in west re-

entrant angle. Interior: octagonal pulpit with canopy to

north of east window; leaded east window; pews have panelled

backs; ceiling has simple ribs; modern organ gallery on west


Ashlar-coped rubble-built wall encloses churchyard; square

gatepiers with domed caps; hearse house to south. Some 18th-

19th century monuments with good classical ornament.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.




1600-1840, 1978. p.588

James Barbour scheme for improvements

held by Sutherland Dickie and Copeland, Dumfries (drawings

dated 1889)

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Listed Buildings

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