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MOUSWALD PARISH CHURCH, CHURCHYARD AND GATEPIERS (Ref:17391)

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

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NY 065 726.

Description

J M Bowie of Dumfries architect, circa 1929, remodelling small plain, rectangular-plan 3-bay church of circa 1816. Painted rubble, with red ashlar dressings, porch, bell turret and spire. Gothic; hood-moulded, painted central doorway on west gable, tall gabled porch with cusped panels and swept gable detail supports octagonal bell turret with louvred opening linked by looped hoodmoulding to each face and squat, faceted and crocketted spire, apex cross. Hood-moulded, pointed windows with cusped tracery flank porch (similar windows to bay); panelled clasping buttresses at west end with gableted pinnacles; gableted finial over east gable: former vestry now a chancel; low, bull-faced, red ashlar porch added in south east re-entrant angle. Shaped skews; slate roofs. Interior: plain boarded dado, vaulted roof and pews. Octagonal pulpit. Leaded 3-light chancel window undated. Early stone font on modern base. Quadrangular churchyard enclosure with ashlar-coped rubble-built walls, gate at either end of south wall: square rusticated ashlar gatepiers; hearse house to south east of church. Square-plan rubble-built, crenellated burial enclosure against south wall of church with 1655 armorial panel: armoured male effigy in re-entrant angle: some good 17th-19th stone monuments.

Notes

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Armorial panel & effigy noted in RCAHM INVENTORY 1920, No 517 Re-modelled after much debate, and after W F Crombie had been consulted; there was a move that Dick Peddie of Edinburgh should be consulted rather than employ either local architect.

References

SRO HR 567/1 MEMORIALS OF MOUSWALD PARISH (copy in Ewart Library, Dumfries) SRO RHP 8264

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