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Dalgarnog Old Burial Ground

A Category B Listed Building in Closeburn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.224 / 55°13'26"N

Longitude: -3.7687 / 3°46'7"W

OS Eastings: 287593

OS Northings: 593620

OS Grid: NX875936

Mapcode National: GBR 2831.W5

Mapcode Global: WH5VP.2YPM

Entry Name: Dalgarnog Old Burial Ground

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335190

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4013

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Closeburn

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Closeburn

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Irregular quadrangular-plan burial ground enclosing mostly

stone monuments, many with good classical ornament. Red

sandstone ashlar-coped rubble-built walls; square ashlar

gatepiers on east wall are corniced with shaped caps; spiked wrought-iron gates. Headstones mostly 18th-19th century, many

with fluted pilasters, urns, swags and pediments; tall cross

erected 1925 (D J Beattie & Son of Carlisle sculptors) a

memorial to 57 Nithsdale Covenanters.

Statement of Interest

Dalgarnoc parish annexed by Closeburn 1606; disjoined 1648

and rejoined circa 1671. Letter book relating to erection of

cross held at Hornel Library, Kirkcudbright.

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