HOLYWOOD PARISH CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD (Ref:10209)
This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 03/08/1971.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NX 9549 7965.
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
Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Bells noted in RCAHM
INVENTORY, 1920, no. 285.
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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