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KIRKMICHAEL PARISH CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD (Ref:10369)

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

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NY 004 883.

Description

Built 1814. Simple, T-plan church. Rubble-built with red ashlar dressings. Round-headed openings; 4 windows on long east wall, door on north flank has fanlight with intersecting tracery. Off-centre later small square porch on west gable beside gabled vestry: birdcage apex belfry above. Eaves course; moulded eaves cornice; roofed with graded slates: (body of church is piended) apex ventilators. Interior: pews with raised and fielded panelled backs; gallery on west jamb; hexagonal pulpit on east wall with pedimented backboard, flanking stained glass windows c.1862 (Christ stilling the storm and Christ as the good shepherd; one other stained glass window dated 1934 (Our lady flanked by Faith and Hope). Irregular-plan churchyard, rubble-built ashlar coped walls, gate on north wall, beside stile, pyramidal caps at gatepiers. Some good 17th-19th century stone monuments including Stewart monument (urn-finialed Doric shaft on square base) and Scott family enclosure (Gothic mural monument with arcaded inscription panels).

Notes

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Possibly designed by John MacCracken of Dumfries who inspected the old church and made recommendations.

References

SRO CH2 247/14 pp/106 and 137 (minutes of meeting to discuss state of church in 1814 not filled in) MEMORIALS OF KIRKMICHAEL PARISH (copy in Ewart Library, Dumfries), John Gifford, BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND: DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), p.389

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