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Johnstone Mausoleum, Westerkirk Parish Church

A Category A Listed Building in Annandale East and Eskdale, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.2026 / 55°12'9"N

Longitude: -3.0812 / 3°4'52"W

OS Eastings: 331284

OS Northings: 590348

OS Grid: NY312903

Mapcode National: GBR 68X8.QT

Mapcode Global: WH6XB.MHZG

Plus Code: 9C7R6W39+2G

Entry Name: Johnstone Mausoleum, Westerkirk Parish Church

Listing Name: Bentpath Village, Westerkirk Old Churchyard, Johnstone Mausoleum

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350749

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16921

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200350749

Location: Westerkirk

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Parish: Westerkirk

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

Tagged with: Mausoleum

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Robert Adam, circa 1790. Classical mausoleum. Square-plan and domed. Lightly droved grey ashlar with polished dressings, roof and ball-finialed dome leaded.

S elevation: pediment over central doorway is supported on paired engaged Greek Doric columns, frieze ornamented with bucrania; round-

headed and keystoned doorway with pilastered jambs recessed in square-headed panel; flanking alcoves below fluted frieze and cronice. Inner bay of other elevations slightly advanced with niche (window at N) in round-headed panel.

INTERIOR: panels on E and W wall below continuous triglyph frieze (metopes originally decorated with models of human skulls - these now destroyed) marble monument against E wall dated 1824: flagstone floor, stone-vaulted ceiling.

Statement of Interest

Drawings in Soane Museum show a shallower dome. Upgrade B to A 12.7.88.

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