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Cummertrees Village, Cummertrees Parish Church with Churchyard and Lych Gate

A Category C Listed Building in Cummertrees, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9849 / 54°59'5"N

Longitude: -3.3452 / 3°20'42"W

OS Eastings: 314012

OS Northings: 566417

OS Grid: NY140664

Mapcode National: GBR 5B2S.KV

Mapcode Global: WH6Y5.LY7W

Entry Name: Cummertrees Village, Cummertrees Parish Church with Churchyard and Lych Gate

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334630

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3554

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cummertrees

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale South

Parish: Cummertrees

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

1777 church (dated) enclosed by churchyard with war memorial

lych gate.

CHURCH: T-plan, with round-headed windows (N jamb perhaps not

original); alterations circa 1877 possibly by John Starforth,

including canted stair turret, buttresses and belfry at N

gable (these built of red rubble with ashlar dressings); 20th

century vestry adjoins E gable. Church rendered as ashlar,

with red ashlar margins and dressings; 4-bay long S wall bolection-moulded wide doorway (presumably from previous

church) in W gable, E door (enclosed by vestry) with

rusticated surround and dated keystone.

Angle buttresses with tall flat-topped pinnacles, birdcage

belfry on rusticated base and with stepped cap. Straight

skews throughout and finials; slate roofs.

Interior: gallery at N supported on 2 cast-iron clustered

columns with arcaded panelled front. Gothic-panelled oak

pulpit and communion table both probably early 20th century.

CHURCHYARD: quadrangular area enclosed by ashlar-coped

rubble-built walls, gabled hearse house adjoins at corner.

Early 19th century castellated gothic Kelhead burial

enclosure to E of church; Unroofed, red ashlar, with iron

"yett", blocked openings, apex of 17th century dormer head

incorporated, plain marble memorial panels on W wall (some of

family re-interred at Kinmount): otherwise mostly 18th-20th

century stone monuments.

LYCH-GATE: oak, with cusped framing and red tile roof; seats

placed inside.

Statement of Interest

18th century - rendering precludes fuller analysis of fabric. Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Pewter from Ruthwell

parish church in vestry.

Some walling may be contemporary with W door, viz 17th/early

Change of Category B to C(S) 30.9.87

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