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Dalton Village, Finial from Old Parish Church

A Category B Listed Building in Dalton, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0525 / 55°3'8"N

Longitude: -3.3886 / 3°23'18"W

OS Eastings: 311387

OS Northings: 573991

OS Grid: NY113739

Mapcode National: GBR 4BS0.5M

Mapcode Global: WH6XY.X8KJ

Entry Name: Dalton Village, Finial from Old Parish Church

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334512

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3459

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalton

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale South

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Circa 1700 (possibly 1704); unusual large finial, removed
from N gable of Dalton Old Church in 19th century when
heating system was installed: placed in present site -
between porch and tower of present parish church - presumably
when latter was built, ie circa 1895. Plain urn-shape on
pyramidal base with tall flaming finial. Raised on square
plinth. All ashlar.

Statement of Interest

For date see note to Old Parish Church.

RCAHM INVENTORY, 1920 notes this finial and compares it with

one - now lost - formerly at The Grierson Museum, Thornhill,

which may have come from James Smith's Queensbuery aisle at

Durisdeer (see Smith's contract drawing, copy in NMRS).

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