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URR PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND) CHURCHYARD WITH RETAINING WALLS AND GATES (Ref:16819)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Urr Parish. It is a category B building and was listed on 04/11/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NX 816 668.

Description

P MacGregor Chalmers, architect, 1914. Bull-faced red

sandstone church with polished chamfered margins. 4-bay nave

and aisle to N with 2-light pointed-arch windows small-paned

leaded glazing or stained glass.

Tower to W with porch at base; hoodmoulded pointed-arch

doorway with recessed double-leaf doors.

Tower with 1 tall stage and belfry stage above with string

course dividing stages. Belfry stage with cusped lancet

openings and pointed-arch hood; crenellated parapet with

small bartizans corbelled at angles and rainwater spouts.

Stumpy facetted spire. Slate roofs.

INTERIOR: entry from porch at base of tower to nave; 4-bay

aisle to left separated from nave by round arched arcade

supported on piers of various section. Chancel arch supported

on pilasters. Steps to marble dais at chancel; carved oak

communion table and lectern. Chancel window by Douglas

Strachan, aisle window by David Ballantine (resited from

previous church), nave windows David Gulland.

Dry stone walls to churchyard; main gates cast-iron with

gatepiers supporting good Art Nouveau lamp brackets.

Churchyard with many 18th and 19th century tombstones.

Herries memorial: square painted rubble enclosure, corniced

and with raised polished margins and quoins; memorial plaques

to Herries family.

Notes

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Built on the site of 1815 church.

References

III SA. A C Russell STAINED GLASS WINDOWS OF DOUGLAS STRACHAN 1972 p.41.

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