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Main Street Rutherglen, Old Parish Churchyard Including Kirk Port and Gateways

A Category B Listed Building in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8284 / 55°49'42"N

Longitude: -4.2157 / 4°12'56"W

OS Eastings: 261307

OS Northings: 661684

OS Grid: NS613616

Mapcode National: GBR 0VZ.HF

Mapcode Global: WH4QF.6RSQ

Entry Name: Main Street Rutherglen, Old Parish Churchyard Including Kirk Port and Gateways

Listing Date: 4 April 1974

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377311

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33561

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rutherglen

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: Rutherglen

Electoral Ward: Rutherglen Central and North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Churchyard occupying ancient site, now enclosed on 3 sides by streets and by Town Hall at E; contains present parish church at W and tower

and fragments of previous buildings - listed separately; enclosure walls rubble and ashlar, partly iron-railed, partly re-formed at W as part of J J Burnet's rebuild of parish church 1900-2; Kirk Port to Main Street dated 1663 is almost identical to main entrance at Kinneil House (1667) - early example in Scotland of a classical lugged architrave; unusually, jambs are stepped outwards and so set further apart below door-head; segmental pediment, consoled to front and sides as at Kinneil; sundial set above is dated 1679, by James Thompson; within gateway are steps flanked by pair identical offertory stone shelters one with 1761 date inscribed in pedimented gable; headstones within churchyard mostly 18th and 19th centuries. Gateways to Queen Street (ie W) by Burnet.

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