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St Mary`s Episcopal Church with Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Gatehouse Of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8812 / 54°52'52"N

Longitude: -4.1873 / 4°11'14"W

OS Eastings: 259771

OS Northings: 556241

OS Grid: NX597562

Mapcode National: GBR JH1T.0NH

Mapcode Global: WH4W2.NK7V

Entry Name: St Mary`s Episcopal Church with Railings

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373536

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32099

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Gatehouse Of Fleet

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Town: Gatehouse Of Fleet

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Begun 1819, completed after delay, 1837, originally for United Presbyterian Church. Rectangular-plan hall church sited on falling ground with Y-traceried pointed arch windows. Rubble with ashlar basecourse; painted dressings with chamfered reveals and painted, raked diagonal buttresses. W ELEVATION: gabled, largely blank. Pointed arch narrow doorway at centre with 2-leaf panelled doors and small-pane fanlight. Blind oculus above and square ventolation panel at apex. Stone cross finial. N AND S ELEVATIONS: 3 regularly spaced windows toeach side. E ELEVATION: blank with apex ventilator panel above. Leaded daimond-pane glazing patterns. Good graded grey slates. Ashlar coped skews.

INTERIOR: not seen (1991). 2 stained glass windows.

RAILINGS: decorative cast-iron railings.

Statement of Interest

Prominently sited by Gatehouse Green, striking in its simplicity, it was built as the United Presbyterian Church and cost circa $300. The former Episcopalian Church is cited by Groome as standing in the grounds of Cally House.

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