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KIRKTON VILLAGE KIRKMAHOE PARISH CHURCH, CHURCHYARD AND GATEPIERS (Ref:10260)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Kirkmahoe 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 974 815.

Description

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

wall.

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.

Notes

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

References

H Colvin, BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS, 1600-1840, 1978. p.588 James Barbour scheme for improvements held by Sutherland Dickie and Copeland, Dumfries (drawings dated 1889)

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