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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 350530
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16734
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins
Traditional County: Wigtownshire
Tagged with: Church building
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.
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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