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HOLYWOOD PARISH CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD (Ref:10209)

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

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NX 955 796.

Description

Built 1779. T-plan church with central tall 3-stage square

tower on long south wall. Repaired and renovated 1845 and

1864-5. Coursed and squared red rubble with ashlar

dressings. South elevation: tower has square-headed openings,

lower stage originally with door at ground, now blocked, 1

window above; 2 openings vertically arranged in 2nd stage;

forestair in re-entrant angle; top stage (possibly 1864-5)

has louvred belfry opening with central column to each face,

and pierced parapet: 2 tall, round-arched and keystoned

windows either side of tower gabled porch on east and west

flanks: 2-bay jamb (with late 19th century addition) has

round-headed gallery windows above 12-pane sashes. Piended

roofs with graded slates. Interior: gallery sealed up to form

hall; organ with carved case; flat ceiling, with roof timbers

on brackets; acorn light hanging.

Irregular-plan churchyard enclosure, rubble-built

ashlar-coped walls; gate to west, 2 octagonal rusticated

ashlar gatepiers, hearse-house alongside, and stile. Some

good 18th and 19th century stone monuments: Classical

mausoleum at north west built of ashlar with stone slab roof,

door with battered jambs central on pedimented east gable,

pilasters divide bays: Renaissance-style Johnstone of Cowhill

mural monument.

Notes

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Bells noted in RCAHM INVENTORY, 1920, no. 285.

References

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT pp. 558-9 G Hay, ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES 1957 p.254. C T Ramage, HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF HOLYWOOD, 1924 p.8 SRO HR 261/1

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