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Isle of Whithorn, Isle Parish Church (Church of Scotland)

A Category B Listed Building in Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6995 / 54°41'58"N

Longitude: -4.3627 / 4°21'45"W

OS Eastings: 247843

OS Northings: 536397

OS Grid: NX478363

Mapcode National: GBR HJL8.Y3R

Mapcode Global: WH3VT.Y4QL

Entry Name: Isle of Whithorn, Isle Parish Church (Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 20 July 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350518

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16722

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Whithorn

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Whithorn

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

Built 1844, former UF church, now Church of Scotland. Simple rectangular hall church with twin gabled lower bays to W, bird cage bellcote to E gable. Painted rubble with raised painted margins.

Gabled porch to E gable with simple pointed-arch window, 3 lancets to flanks, all with small pane, Y-tracery glazing. To W gable wall twin projecting gabled bays (vestry) with finials to gable apexes. End skews, ashlar bell cloche to E with bell, slate roofs. Surrounding the church, low rubble wall supporting cast-iron railings, gates to E.

Interior: simple, painted walls, flat ceiling, boarded dado. Body of the church dominated by pews, side aisles. Dignified timber pulpit, lectern, communion table and priest's chair.

Statement of Interest

Church dramatically sited on raised foundations projecting into harbour, at high tide surrounded by water. Described in Groome's GAZETTEER "as a neat Free Church".

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