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JOHNSTONE PARISH CHURCH AND CHURCHYARD (Ref:9869)

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 100 913.

Description

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.

Notes

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

References

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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