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This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Johnstone 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 1002 9134.


1733 church remodelled and enlarged 1819 (dated) by Andrew

Burnet, mason; further alterations and additions by James

Barbour, 1881; enclosed by churchyard.

Church: rubble-built; rusticated quoins, keystoned and

round-arched openings (all altered or constructed in 19th

century) and eaves course and cornice all ashlar. Church

originally rectangular-plan with yellow ashlar quoins and

splayed base course (later dressings mostly red ashlar);

long S wall now 2 bays; additions full-width of N wall in 2

stages, the lesser (former 18th century aisle) built first

and now demolished (some rusticated quoins survive below

session room stair and on 1819 jamb); second (probably 1819)

addition (jamb, forming L-plan church) extends W elevation to

3 bays with central door now a window with dated arch re-set

(?by Barbour). Pyramidal-roofed square full-height addition

(also 1819) adjoins at NE and has basket-arched N-facing

hearse-house at ground, session house above and good birdcage

belfry (present bell 1917) over E wallhead: flat-roofed low

porch and vestry (?all by Barbour) fill SE re-entrant angle:

other roofs piended and slated.

Interior by Barbour, roughly following 1819 arrangement;

(original woodwork in session house addition); low hexagonal

pulpit in SW re-entrant angle: gallery at E with panelled

front supported on 2 cast-iron columns is now enclosed

forming upper room: bell in vestibule said to be from

Lochwood Tower.

Churchyard: quadrangular enclosure with ashlar-coped

rubble-built walls; gate with rusticated square piers at

either end of E wall. Mostly 18th and 19th century stone

monuments, some large monuments with classical details.


Ecclesiastical building in use as such. SRO NRA(S) 888 p.149 includes papers concerning repairs to (previous) church at Johnstone, 1729.


SRO RHP 7013 (1818 plan and elevations), RHP 7015-6 (plans by Barbour, 1881), HR4; OLD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, vol IV p.221.

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