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Kells Parish Church

A Category B Listed Building in Dee and Glenkens, Dumfries and Galloway

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342051

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9743

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kells

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Parish: Kells

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

B group with Kells Parish Churchyard.

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