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Kirkpatrick Irongray Parish Church and Churchyard

A Category B Listed Building in Castle Douglas and Crocketford, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0987 / 55°5'55"N

Longitude: -3.7017 / 3°42'6"W

OS Eastings: 291512

OS Northings: 579570

OS Grid: NX915795

Mapcode National: GBR 29LH.D2

Mapcode Global: WH5WH.33KM

Entry Name: Kirkpatrick Irongray Parish Church and Churchyard

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342801

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10364

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkpatrick Irongray

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Kirkpatrick Irongray

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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James Barbour of Dumfries, architect, 1872-3, incorporating rectangular-plan 1803 church by John MacCracken of Dumfries

Romanesque style church, with 3-stage square entrance tower

at south west. White washed rubble with red ashlar dressings. Round-headed openings, arches mostly with chevron ornament,

columned jambs or mullions with cushion or scalloped capital

Tower: south-facing doorway (lean-to vestry in north re-

entrant angle) off-set top stage with louvred belfry opening

in round arched panel to each face. Bipartites to 3-bay nave

and 3-light wall head gable window westmost bay of either

long elevation. Porch on east gable with gabled south-facing

doorway. Saw-toothed skews; apex ventilator with parabolical

roof; roofed with graded slates.

Interior: leaded glass windows 1873-1960; west window by

Stephen Adam, circa 1904; open timbered roof on stone

corbels; round arched blind panel at west end; pulpit

alongside and dado all modern. Irregular-plan churchyard

enclosure, rubble-built walls, ashlar coping; plain

chamfered square gatepiers with pyramidal caps - wrought-

iron gates presented circa 1961. Some fine 17th-19th century

stone monument including that of Helen Walker, prototype of

"Jeanie Deans", erected by Sir Walter Scott.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical Building in use as such.

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