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Latitude: 55.2199 / 55°13'11"N
Longitude: -3.7941 / 3°47'38"W
OS Eastings: 285966
OS Northings: 593212
OS Grid: NX859932
Mapcode National: GBR 18Y2.DM
Mapcode Global: WH5VV.P2H5
Entry Name: Keirmill Village Keir Parish Church and Churchyard
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 342680
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10255
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
William Burn, architect. Built 1814. Rectangular-plan 3-bay
Gothic church with engaged 3-stage square tower at west
gable; octagonal angle stair turret, low narrow chancel and
vestry added 1880, James Barbour of Dumfries. Stugged pink
ashlar, polished dressings, window dressings contrasting red
sandstone. Tudor-arched windows with perpendicular tracery;
buttresses gableted above eaves level. Tower with west-
facing door, chamfered angles, off-set top stage with
crenellated parapet, stair turret rises above south west
angle with louvered openings to each face and faceted and
finialed roof. Windows hood-moulded at west. Lean-to vestry
in south east re-entrant angle. Slate roof.
Interior: re-modelled by Barbour; mostly 1880, 1905 organ
gallery in tower with cusped-headed gallery framing; open
timber roof panelled reredos; windows hood-moulded.
Quadrangular churchyard enclosure, ashlar-coped rubble-built
walls incorporating cottage at south, gate to west of
latter; corniced square gatepiers with pyramidal caps. 19th-
20th century stone monuments.
Ecclesiastical building in use as such. There was a delay
before building a new church at Keir; a plan had earlier
(1812) been produced by "Mr Elliot, architect at Drumlanrig"
(presumably William Elliot).
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