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Dornock Parish Church

A Category B Listed Building in Dornock, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9825 / 54°58'56"N

Longitude: -3.204 / 3°12'14"W

OS Eastings: 323048

OS Northings: 565984

OS Grid: NY230659

Mapcode National: GBR 6B2T.4Q

Mapcode Global: WH6YF.R1H5

Plus Code: 9C6RXQJW+XC

Entry Name: Dornock Parish Church

Listing Name: Dornock Village, Dornock Parish Church and Churchyard

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334938

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3786

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dornock

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale South

Parish: Dornock

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Built 1793. Straightforward T-plan church with round-headed

openings and 4-bay long S elevation; low vestry adjoins E

gable; N porch added 1861 with unusual roof. Rubble-built

with ashlar dressings, polished margins, impost blocks and


Blind oculus in N gable and birdcage belfry; other main

gables capped with ball-finialled blocks. Margined glazing

perhaps 1861; straight skews; slate roofs.

Interior: refurbished and re-seated by James Barbour 1884-5;

panelled octagonal pulpit centre on S wall with pilastered

(?original) backboard; gallery in jamb opposite - installed

1861 - has similarly detailed panelled front. Circa 1900

painted and leaded glass windows flank pulpit.

Churchyard: important group of 3 13th century coped grave stones close to E boundary: the northernmost is earthfast and badly weathered; other 2 richly carved and supported on four small Romanesque capitals dating to the late 11th or early 12th century. Numerous good 17th -19th century headstones. Random rubble boundary walls; 2 gateways in E wall with square corniced gatepiers, those nearest N dated 1902 with wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. A good late 18th century T-plan church with handsome Victorian interior. A grass-grown mound in the churchyard, covered by later graves represents the site of E end of the medieval church. The 13th century carved stones are of national importance.

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