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Latitude: 55.0807 / 55°4'50"N
Longitude: -4.1443 / 4°8'39"W
OS Eastings: 263210
OS Northings: 578355
OS Grid: NX632783
Mapcode National: GBR 4X.Q03D
Mapcode Global: WH4V4.9KRD
Plus Code: 9C7Q3VJ4+77
Entry Name: Kells Parish Church
Listing Name: Kells Parish Church (Church of Scotland)
Listing Date: 4 November 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 342051
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9743
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens
Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Built 1822. T-plan church with 3-stage square towre to centre
of S elevation. Pinned granite rubble, bull-faced and
broached granite quoins, chamfered red sandstone margins. All
openings pointed-arcch with hoodmoulds, windows with timber
Gable walls each have pointed-arch hood-moulded doors. N
aisle very wide with windows flanking door, window above. To
NW angle addition of 1890's built to house organ with
circular window to gable.
5-bay S elevation with central 3-stage buttressed tower. Door
to ground, single windows to 2nd stage, louvered openings to
3rd. Embattled parapet with pinnacles at angles.
Saw-toothed skews, gablehead cross finials, slate roofs.
INTERIOR: mainly reconstructed in 1911 following original
layout. Galleries to 3 sides cantilevered from stone corbels.
Raised pulpit to centre of S wall with door behind giving
access to tower. Elaborate hammerbeam roof.
B group with Kells Parish Churchyard.
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