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Tynron Parish Church

A Category A Listed Building in Tynron, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2169 / 55°13'0"N

Longitude: -3.8784 / 3°52'42"W

OS Eastings: 280590

OS Northings: 593012

OS Grid: NX805930

Mapcode National: GBR 18C3.4Q

Mapcode Global: WH4TP.D4CJ

Plus Code: 9C7R648C+PJ

Entry Name: Tynron Parish Church

Listing Name: Tynron Village Tynron Parish Church

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351103

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17222

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tynron

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Tynron

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

William Burn, architect. Built 1837. T-plan, small Gothic church, with gabled central vestry on long south wall, porch in both re-entrant angles. All stugged pink ashlar with polished dressings. Large 3-light window with shafted jambs and moulded reveals to each gable (projecting on north jam to support square apex belfry) with hoodmould linked to angle buttresses; smaller, similar window to vestry, with hoodmould continued over depressed-arched doors in porches: single windows to body of church flanking both vestry and north jam. Grotesque gargoyles over angles; shaped skews. Wallhead stack above vestry, 2 twisted circular flues. Belfry has angle buttresses, hoodmoulded pointed openings, diminutive grotesque gargoyles over angles, and finialed pyramidal roof. Church roofed with graded slates.

Interior: timber and plaster rib-vaulted ceiling; panelled octagonal pulpit. Canopied sounding board with small finials and pendants; some leaded windows; west window by Cottier & Co. , circa 1892; north window circa 1878; single window on south wall circa 1912. Walled churchyard enclosure contains some interesting 17-19th century stone monuments, and is entered by steps at south with polished red ashlar balustrade, square gatepiers with shaped caps.

Statement of Interest

2 Tombstones, including Martyr's Stone, are noted in the RCAHM Inventory. A for completeness.

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