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Latitude: 54.7887 / 54°47'19"N
Longitude: -4.3842 / 4°23'3"W
OS Eastings: 246790
OS Northings: 546362
OS Grid: NX467463
Mapcode National: GBR HJK1.LGW
Mapcode Global: WH3V7.MWGS
Plus Code: 9C6QQJQ8+F8
Entry Name: Sorbie Parish Church And Churchyard
Listing Name: Millisle, Sorbie Parish Church (Church of Scotland) and Churchyard
Listing Date: 17 December 1979
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353476
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19179
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Traditional County: Wigtownshire
1874-1876. Gothic cruciform church with tower to W. Rubble walling with polished sandstone quoins and chamfered margins. 3-bay nave with single bay transepts and chancel. Geometrical tracery to 4-light and rose gable windows, trefoiled lancets to nave. Mainly small pane glazing, some stained glass. End skews, ceramic ridge cresting, cross finials to gables, slate roofs. Tower in 3 squat stages with pointed-arch porch with nook shafts at ground, lancets above and tall pyramidal slate roof with bracketed eaves to 3rd. String courses between stages. Single storey presbytery adjoins to SE.
INTERIOR: reconstructed 1938. En suite limed oak pulpit, communion table, lectern and choir stalls. 2 aisles to nave. Open ceiling with braces crossed at centre. Whitewashed walls. Honeycomb lead glazing pattern with coloured, translucent glass. Stained glass: McEachern Memorial window, Christopher Whall, circa 1915, on founding of the Celtic church; by the communion table, circa 1873, The Ascension; single light, post 1925, St Paul. Organ: brought from Cally palace, Stewartry. Walled churchyard with simple square burial vault to NE of churchyard. Rubble with squared quoins.
Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Also known as Millisle Church. The McEacharn window is an important example of the work of Whall (1849-1924), among whose pupils were Douglas and Veronica Strachan. The original drawings of the window can be seen in the National Gallery, London.
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