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Kirkmahoe Parish Church, Kirkton

A Category B Listed Building in Lochar, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.1175 / 55°7'3"N

Longitude: -3.6094 / 3°36'33"W

OS Eastings: 297452

OS Northings: 581531

OS Grid: NX974815

Mapcode National: GBR 3978.C9

Mapcode Global: WH5WB.JMHP

Plus Code: 9C7R499R+27

Entry Name: Kirkmahoe Parish Church, Kirkton

Listing Name: Kirkton Village Kirkmahoe Parish Church, Churchyard and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342685

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10260

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkmahoe

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Lochar

Parish: Kirkmahoe

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Probably Walter Newall of Dumfries, architect. Built 1822-3;

some internal re-ordering presumably by James Barbour of

Dumfries circa 1889. Rectangular-plan, 3-bay Gothic church,

with 3-stage square tower at west gable, gabled vestry added

to inner bay of south wall. Stugged red ashlar coursers, with

polished dressings. All openings hood-moulded. Tower has

Tudor-arched door facing west; other openings all geometric

traceried, louvered at upper stage; strings at cill levels,

diagonal buttresses, stepped at each stage, with pinnacles

rising above crenellated parapet. 2 buttressed and pinnacled, Tudor-arched and gabled shallow porches on cross-finialed

east gable flanking large perpendicular- traceried window;

also quatrefoil and cross openings. Diagonal buttresses with

pinnacles reaching above eaves. Perpendicular-traceried

windows to buttressed north and south elevation bays. Eaves

band; slate roof. Vestry also has diagonal buttresses, and

pointed window facing south; modern addition in west re-

entrant angle. Interior: octagonal pulpit with canopy to

north of east window; leaded east window; pews have panelled

backs; ceiling has simple ribs; modern organ gallery on west


Ashlar-coped rubble-built wall encloses churchyard; square

gatepiers with domed caps; hearse house to south. Some 18th-

19th century monuments with good classical ornament.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

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