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Latitude: 54.9751 / 54°58'30"N
Longitude: -3.997 / 3°59'49"W
OS Eastings: 272277
OS Northings: 566318
OS Grid: NX722663
Mapcode National: GBR 0BJX.GC
Mapcode Global: WH4VS.K6WW
Plus Code: 9C6RX2G3+25
Entry Name: Balmaghie Parish Church And Churchyard
Listing Name: Balmaghie Parish Church and Churchyard, Church of Scotland
Listing Date: 4 November 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334471
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3422
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens
Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Dated 1794; 1891-4 porch and vestry, internal alterations
by Peddie and Kinnear. 1893 level of tower lowered and
re-roofed, James Barbour architect. T-plan church with
octagonal tower to centre of long side (S). Painted rubble;
polished red sandstone margins to all openings - probably all
of late 19th century date; pointed arch windows, some with
Lean-to porch to SW gives access to church. S elevation 5-bay
with Y-tracery to outer bays, lancet inner bays and central
octagonal tower with pointed arch door with eliptical
datestone above inscribed MDCCXCIV, restored 1894 and 1913.
Band-course over ground stage. Pointed-arch louvred under
over door. Octagonal slate roof with tall weathervane.
INTERIOR: remodelled 20th-century, panel-fronted galleries to
E and W jambs. Central pulpit with carved reredos, 2 stained
glass lancets. Modern timber-lined coved ceiling.
CHURCHYARD: rubble walled churchyard around church. Mainly
late 18th or 19th century gravestones.
Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Canmore notes that the church was built in 1794 on the site of a previous place of worship and it was restored in 1894 and 1913. The earlier place of worship belonged to the Priory of Iona but by the time of the Reformation was owned by the Abbey of Holyrood. Canmore explains that a fragment of the previous church is now part of the east gate.
Listed building record updated in 2014.
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