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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
Entry Name: Dornock Village, Dornock Parish Church and Churchyard
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334938
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3786
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale South
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
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.
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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