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Kirkgunzeon Parish Church, Churchyard Walls and Tombstones (Church of Scotland)

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9827 / 54°58'57"N

Longitude: -3.7733 / 3°46'23"W

OS Eastings: 286616

OS Northings: 566778

OS Grid: NX866667

Mapcode National: GBR 2B2T.WN

Mapcode Global: WH5X1.01G1

Entry Name: Kirkgunzeon Parish Church, Churchyard Walls and Tombstones (Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341971

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9677

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkgunzeon

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Kirkgunzeon

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Robert Clark of Kirkgunzeon, architect. Built 1796 on the site of old church. Painted rubble walling with dressed margins to all openings and long and short quoins. 4-bay nave with round-arched windows, 8-pane glazing. Gabled porches to west and east gable. Birdcage bellcote in red sandstone to west gable, probably later 19th century. Slate roofs. Flat skews.

INTERIOR: recast to late 19th century seating plan with communion table and font of plain oak to west end. 18th-century pulpit. bracketted plaster cornice.

CHURCHYARD with 18th and 19th century tombstones including monument to the McWhire family (see separate listing, LB9678).

Statement of Interest

No longer in use as a Place of Worship, from around 2013. B group with McWhire monument.

Minor updates to Statement of Special Interest section in 2018.

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