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Parton Old Church

A Category B Listed Building in Parton, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0065 / 55°0'23"N

Longitude: -4.0387 / 4°2'19"W

OS Eastings: 269710

OS Northings: 569897

OS Grid: NX697698

Mapcode National: GBR 0B7K.F3

Mapcode Global: WH4VK.XFZ8

Entry Name: Parton Old Church

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350955

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17101

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Parton

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Parton

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Built 1592. Ruins of simple rectangular church. E gable
remains nearly complete with small bellcote inscribed
"Lausdeo 1636", side walls have been lowered and
consolidated, with sandstone coping in 19th century. Rubble
walling with sandstone or gritstone chamfered margins.
2 resited corbels with leaf carving to E gable.
Within the old church is a 19th century memorial marking the
grave of James Clerk Maxwell physicist, died 1879.

Statement of Interest

The carved oak hexagonal pulpit of the old church dated 1598

is preserved in the National Museum of Antiquities in

Edinburgh. B Group with Parton Parish Church.

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