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Conheath Private Chapel

A Category B Listed Building in Nith, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.009 / 55°0'32"N

Longitude: -3.5715 / 3°34'17"W

OS Eastings: 299596

OS Northings: 569396

OS Grid: NX995693

Mapcode National: GBR 3BHJ.L7

Mapcode Global: WH5WY.3CKD

Entry Name: Conheath Private Chapel

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334956

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3804

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Caerlaverock

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Nith

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Private chapel with crypt begun by James A Morris of Ayr,
architect, circa 1909 but completed circa 1928 to design of
Sir Robert Lorimer. T-plan. Stugged and snecked red ashlar,
polished dressings. 2-leaf oak door in west gable with roll-
moulded depressed ogee head and upper jambs, scrolled
skewputts; V-channelled clasping pilasters at east gable
project above eaves level, round-headed east window with
uncarved key-stone and impost blocks, apex cross finial.
Buttress and 2 windows at west end of south wall. Porch/
transept against north wall has west-facing door with
partially roll-moulded jambs extending to ogee lintel: wall
head stack at east, steps below to crypt. Skews; slate roofs.
Interior: red ashlar walls, stone-flagged floor, boarded
ceilings, leaded east window: chapel has wide, segmental-
arched screen to transept and at west door, former with
wooden rails.

Statement of Interest

No longer in ecclesiastical use, although maintained by

family trust. Built for R Y Pickering of Conheath; crypt

first used for Ellen Caldwell Pickering (d 1909).

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