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Crossmichael Church Gordon Memorial

A Category A Listed Building in Crossmichael, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9812 / 54°58'52"N

Longitude: -3.9861 / 3°59'9"W

OS Eastings: 272994

OS Northings: 566978

OS Grid: NX729669

Mapcode National: GBR 0BLV.T5

Mapcode Global: WH4VS.R216

Entry Name: Crossmichael Church Gordon Memorial

Listing Date: 23 April 1990

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334828

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3699

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crossmichael

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Crossmichael

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

To S of Church, mid 18th-century large and finely detailed
classical memorial and burial enclosure to Gordon family of
Greenlaw and Culvennan, dated 1757 and said to be the work of
S Rae, a self taught Artist and Sculptor. S elevation of
memorial: tripartite with taller mannerist pedimented centre
bay. Rubble built with rusticated quoins; each bay with
inscribed memorial tablet. Centre bay flanked by Corinthian
columns supporting broken pediment with elaborately carved
heraldic panel to tympanum. Lugged and shouldered finely
moulded architrave to main dedicatory inscription flanked by
shell and garland motif with seraph above. Deeply incised egg
and dart moulding throughout. Pineapples at angles, urn at
apex.
Square rubble-walled enclosure with various memorial tablets
to inside.

Statement of Interest

A group with Crossmichael Parish Church. Trotter states the

monument is "the work of a self-taught artist called Rae".

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