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TUNDERGARTH PARISH CHURCH, CHURCHYARD WALLS AND GATEPIERS AND SHELL OF FORMER PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND) (Ref:16916)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Tundergarth 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 174 808.

Description

Churchyard enclosing 1900 parish church by James Barbour and

roofless shell of 1770 old church.

PARISH CHURCH: Gothic; basically rectangular-plan, 3 bays

with square tower at SW, gabled organ-chamber in shallow E

jamb opposite. Roughly coursed rubble with ashlar dressings,

tower and S gable harled.

TOWER: door in re-entrant angle, W-facing window lights

vestry at lower level; louvred and traceried opening each

face of upper level, and simple parapet with birdcage belfry

over one angle.

BODY OF CHURCH: gabled timber canopy over paired doors at N

end of W wall; elementary perpendicular tracery, jamb with

rose window; single window to each gable; string at cill

level. Saw-toothed skews and slated roof with projecting

eaves.

INTERIOR: octagonal pulpit with panelled front and decorative

canopy; carved, open timbered roof on shaped corbels; leaded

windows in either gable and on E wall, 2 of these by Swaine

Bourne & Son, Birmingham and London (signed).

CHURCHYARD: enclosed by rubble-built ashlar-coped walls; 2

coped, square, polished ashlar gatepiers with wrought-iron

gates (earlier gateway to W of lattice); some good 17th-19th

century stone monuments; rubble built shed (former watch

house?).

OLD PARISH CHURCH: abandoned 1900; T-plan, with 4-bay S

elevation, central door on each gable; rubble-built with

ashlar margins, now heavily overgrown: circa 1907 canopied

Gothic monument on site of pulpit, red ashlar, moulded arch

with cusping and ogee head.

Notes

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Reference to old church in NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, p.200.

References

S.R.O.

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