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Ardwell Church, Ardwell

A Category B Listed Building in Stoneykirk, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.7701 / 54°46'12"N

Longitude: -4.9545 / 4°57'16"W

OS Eastings: 210043

OS Northings: 545686

OS Grid: NX100456

Mapcode National: GBR GJ43.98X

Mapcode Global: WH2T0.VCWK

Plus Code: 9C6QQ2CW+25

Entry Name: Ardwell Church, Ardwell

Listing Name: Ardwell, Ardwell Church (Church of Scotland) Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

Listing Date: 17 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350530

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16734

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stoneykirk

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Parish: Stoneykirk

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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P MacGregor Chalmers, 1900-2. Gothic cruciform church with steeple to E. Squared and snecked tooled sandstone. Base course; clasped buttresses.

TOWER: 2-stage with octagonal spire. Steps to recessed timber door to S elevation of 1st stage; steps to 2 recessed timber doors to W elevation; narrow rectangular slits to stair tower. Nook-shafts to 2-light openings to all faces at 2nd stage; octagonal corner pinnacles to spire; tall gableted and pointed arch lucarnes to spire.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to advanced bargeboarded gabled porch; 2-leaf timber door. 2 pointed arch traceried windows to nave. Larger window to cruciform gable; cruciform finial. Recessed timber door to right re-entrant angle; pointed arch window to outer right.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2 narrow pointed arch lights to advanced baptistry, castellated parapet; 2 pointed arch lights to nave, roundel above to gablehead. Tower to outer left (see above).

N (REAR) ELEVATION: single pointed arch light to outer left of transept; single pointed arch light to left re-entrant angle of transept; 2-light pointed arch tracery window to transept with roundel; hoodmould; 3 pointed arch tracery windows to nave; single pointed arch window to left re-entrant angle of tower. Tower to outer right (see above).

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: pointed arch traceried window to gable; flanking clasped buttresses; cruciform finial to gablehead.

INTERIOR: timber pulpit, lectern, and carved pews. Open timber roof; conical stone corbels to collar braces. Laird's pew to S transept, organ to N transept. Stained glass 2-light E window of Our Lord Stilling The Storm by William Wilson, 1953. 2-bay arcade to baptistry; stone font.

Small-paned leaded windows. Grey slate roof; red ridge tiles; stone skews; skewputts.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: coped low boundary walls; triangular-coped gatepiers to central entrance and outer left and right; timber gates.

Statement of Interest

A prominent and austerely detailed Gothic cruciform church, which retains its original interior fittings. Like most buildings by MacGregor Chalmers, Ardwell Church is beautifully crafted, with careful attention to tooling of the stonework and carving of the timberwork.

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