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Latitude: 55.7124 / 55°42'44"N
Longitude: -4.5367 / 4°32'12"W
OS Eastings: 240732
OS Northings: 649472
OS Grid: NS407494
Mapcode National: GBR 3F.F1RV
Mapcode Global: WH3PQ.8PX4
Entry Name: Main Street, Church Hall (Former Free Church) with Boundary Wall, Gates and Railings
Listing Date: 3 July 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 336543
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB5195
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Annick
Traditional County: Ayrshire
1845 with later addition to rear. 2-storey rectangular-plan gabled former Free Church with bellcote, clock and hoodmoulded windows to S (principal) elevation. Coursed, squared sandstone to S elevation, random rubble to rear and sides, ashlar dressings. Raised margins and roll-moulded hoodmoulds to openings on S elevation; droved ashlar margins to side windows.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: later 2-leaf timber boarded door to centre; bipartite mullioned window above; square clock-face with scooped corners to gable apex. Slightly baroque style bellcote with round-arched openings and finial surmounted by weather vane. Two tall windows flanking door.
E & W ELEVATIONS: tall windows in 3 bays to each elevation; later additions to N.
Non-traditional uPVC windows. Graded grey slate. Ashlar-coped skews.
INTERIOR: lobby with stone stairs to gallery. Main hall: timber gallery (now boxed in) supported on 2 cast-iron columns; timber-boarded panelling to dado; 2 small stained glass windows (1933).
BOUNDARY WALL, RAILINGS AND GATE: low sandstone boundary wall with ashlar coping; cast-iron railings above; 2-leaf cast-iron gates.
Known locally as the High Church. It was built as the Free Church soon after the Disruption of 1843 and is a good example of an early Free Church building, it was later the United Free Church, and remained in use until 1958, when the congregation merged with that of the Parish Church. It is now used as the church hall. The bell cost £20 and was a gift of Miss Dunlop of Dunlop. The church is situated prominently at the top end of the village, and makes a significant contribution to the streetscape.
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