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HALF MORTON PARISH CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD (Ref:10083)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Half Morton Parish. It is a category C building and was listed on 03/08/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NY 320 745.

Description

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 ornament.

Notes

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

References

George Hay, ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES, 1957 p 254; SRO. HR 540/1 (includes 1889 seating plan); Groome, GAZETTEER n.d. 2nd ed vol III p 241; OLD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, vol XIII p 593.

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