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Caerlaverock Parish Church and Churchyard

A Category B Listed Building in Nith, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0077 / 55°0'27"N

Longitude: -3.5258 / 3°31'32"W

OS Eastings: 302513

OS Northings: 569191

OS Grid: NY025691

Mapcode National: GBR 3BTJ.GP

Mapcode Global: WH5WY.TD7C

Entry Name: Caerlaverock Parish Church and Churchyard

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334953

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3801

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Caerlaverock

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Nith

Parish: Caerlaverock

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Dated 1781. T-plan church, re-roofed and renovated 1894 with
piended small porch added to east and to west gables, James
Barbour of Dumfries, achitect. Coursed and squared red
rubble with ashlar dressings. Keystoned round-headed
windows: 4-bay long south wall has wide outer bays. Door with
consoled pediment and oculus above in north gable (other
gables originally identical) and ball-finialed apex birdcage
belfry. Lean-to in re-entrant angle. All roofed with
graded slates; red ridge tiles. Galleried interior.
L-plan churchyard, rubble built walls, ball-finialed square,
red ashlar gate-piers to south: gabled former hearse house:
some good 17th-19th century stone monuments, including that
of Robert Paterson, prototype of Sir Walter Scott's "Old
Mortality".

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

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