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Gordon Chapel, Quarter Mile West of Glenlochar Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Dee and Glenkens, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9578 / 54°57'28"N

Longitude: -3.9907 / 3°59'26"W

OS Eastings: 272625

OS Northings: 564386

OS Grid: NX726643

Mapcode National: GBR 0CK3.TK

Mapcode Global: WH4VS.NNV4

Entry Name: Gordon Chapel, Quarter Mile West of Glenlochar Bridge

Listing Date: 28 May 1981

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334463

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3414

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Balmaghie

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Parish: Balmaghie

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Circa 1840.

Small Gothic chapel situated quarter mile W of Glenlochar

Bridge within rubble walled enclosure; burial place of

Admiral Gordon.

CHAPEL: buttressed gabled building in 2 sections; wider 2-bay

nave to W with narrower chancel to E with 3 pairs of

sandstone buttresses. Rubble walling to nave quoins, rockfaced

granite with buttresses to chancel. Polished sandstone

dressings throughout.

Pointed arch portal to W with nook shafts, delicate cable

hood-mould and carved stops. Quatrefoil panel above door.

Bipartite trefoil-headed windows with opaque glass. Granite

chancel: single pointed arch window to both sides. Deep plain

parapet over chancel. Steeply-pitched slate roofs. Sandstone

skews and skewputts.

INTERIOR: empty; timber strip panelling to wainscott, pointed

chancel arch.

Rubble walled enclosure, partly damaged with granite coping. Pointed-arch gateway with timber door.

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