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Marle Street and Lochside Road, Lochside Theatre Former St Andrews Parish Church (Church of Scotland) with Retaining Walls, Railings, Piers and Lamp Standards

A Category C Listed Building in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9371 / 54°56'13"N

Longitude: -3.9309 / 3°55'51"W

OS Eastings: 276394

OS Northings: 561971

OS Grid: NX763619

Mapcode National: GBR 0CZC.S0

Mapcode Global: WH4W0.L5CJ

Entry Name: Marle Street and Lochside Road, Lochside Theatre Former St Andrews Parish Church (Church of Scotland) with Retaining Walls, Railings, Piers and Lamp Standards

Listing Date: 23 April 1990

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 358720

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22981

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Castle Douglas

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Town: Castle Douglas

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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James Barbour, 1869; extended, Barbour, 1880-81; chancel,

J. Jeffrey Waddell, 1931. Cruciform gothic church with 3-stage tower

converted to theatre, 1992.

Whinstone rubble with red sandstone ashlar dressings. base and string

courses; hoodmoulds; moulded and chamfered reveals. Transepts

to N and S.

TOWER: adjoined to SW corner of S transept. Pointed arch door

at base with chamfered reveal, nookshafts and nailhead

ornament; foliate label stops to hoodmould; 2-leaf boarded

doors with decorative hinges. Semi-circular, stair tower to

2nd stage, on W return elevation with half-conical roof and

lancet. Lancet to 2nd stage of tower; 3rd stage with 2 glazed

arrowslits to each face and 2 tall louvred openings to bell

chamber above, each in pointed arch panel. Crenellated

parapet with colonnetted ashlar spirelet to SW angle.

NAVE: 3 stepped lancets to W end, each with blind oculi in

apron with carving; paired lancets on return elevations and

slightly advanced single bay chapels by re-entrant angles,

each with lancet in gabled dormerhead and tall piend roof

breaking eaves studded with fleuron carvings. Gabled porch

set in re-entrant to N, with pointed arch door and lancet in


TRANSEPTS: M-gabled; each gabled bay with tall plate

traceried pointed arch window; ashlar cross finial.

CHANCEL: wallhead breaking eaves in E gable with kneelers and

3 stepped lancets.

Diamond-pane glazing. Decorative cast-iron gutter brackets.

Grey slates. Saw-tooth ashlar coped skews with bracketted

skewputts. Lead flashings and finials to piend and conical


Interior: not seen 1990. Stained glass by Margaret Chilton and Marjorie Kemp, 1948.


coped, rubble retaining walls with cast- and wrought-iron

gates and railings. 2 pairs of square ashlar piers with

set-off details and paterae bands. Main gate with decorative

cast-iron lantern standards set on piers.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building no longer in use as such.

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