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Borgue Parish Church and Churchyard

A Category B Listed Building in Borgue, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8108 / 54°48'38"N

Longitude: -4.1349 / 4°8'5"W

OS Eastings: 262893

OS Northings: 548303

OS Grid: NX628483

Mapcode National: GBR JH5Z.SRV

Mapcode Global: WH4WH.GB6T

Entry Name: Borgue Parish Church and Churchyard

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334451

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3405

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Borgue

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Parish: Borgue

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Walter Newall, architect; 1814 porch and interior circa 1890,
style of James Barbour of Dumfries. T-plan neo-Gothic church
with square tower to E wall. Squared coursed rubble, polished
red sandstone margins.
2-bay nave with shallow projecting buttressed porch to S and
W gables. N gable with circa 1890 square gabled porch. Wide
4-centre arched windows with unusual 2-tiered tracery (an
early use of this motif) and hoodmoulds. Small-pane stack.
Tower in 3 stages with intermediate band courses. Single
lancets to 1st, bipartite with hoodmoulds to 2nd, louvred
openings to 3rd; cornice, embattled parapet with squat
pinnacles to angles.
Kneeler skewputts to gables with scroll skewputts. Stumps of
removed cross-finials remain. Slate roofs throughout.
To N gable square plan, single-storey later 19th-century
porch/vestry; rubble walling, embattled parapet.
To SE re-entrant angle good cast-iron spiral stair gives
access to narrow door at 2nd stage of tower.
INTERIOR: refitted circa 1890, timber lined open truss roof
also of 1890 date.
Rubble walled churchyard with mainly 19th century stones.

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