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Urr Parish Church (Church of Scotland) Churchyard with Retaining Walls and Gates

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

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Latitude: 54.9728 / 54°58'22"N

Longitude: -3.8501 / 3°51'0"W

OS Eastings: 281675

OS Northings: 565807

OS Grid: NX816658

Mapcode National: GBR 1BKY.86

Mapcode Global: WH4VV.T8TM

Entry Name: Urr Parish Church (Church of Scotland) Churchyard with Retaining Walls and Gates

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350637

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16819

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Urr

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Urr

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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P MacGregor Chalmers, architect, 1914. Bull-faced red
sandstone church with polished chamfered margins. 4-bay nave
and aisle to N with 2-light pointed-arch windows small-paned
leaded glazing or stained glass.
Tower to W with porch at base; hoodmoulded pointed-arch
doorway with recessed double-leaf doors.
Tower with 1 tall stage and belfry stage above with string
course dividing stages. Belfry stage with cusped lancet
openings and pointed-arch hood; crenellated parapet with
small bartizans corbelled at angles and rainwater spouts.
Stumpy facetted spire. Slate roofs.
INTERIOR: entry from porch at base of tower to nave; 4-bay
aisle to left separated from nave by round arched arcade
supported on piers of various section. Chancel arch supported
on pilasters. Steps to marble dais at chancel; carved oak
communion table and lectern. Chancel window by Douglas
Strachan, aisle window by David Ballantine (resited from
previous church), nave windows David Gulland.
Dry stone walls to churchyard; main gates cast-iron with
gatepiers supporting good Art Nouveau lamp brackets.
Churchyard with many 18th and 19th century tombstones.
Herries memorial: square painted rubble enclosure, corniced
and with raised polished margins and quoins; memorial plaques
to Herries family.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Built on the site of

1815 church.

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