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Whithorn Parish Church, (Church of Scotland) and Graveyard

A Category B Listed Building in Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7338 / 54°44'1"N

Longitude: -4.4176 / 4°25'3"W

OS Eastings: 244435

OS Northings: 540332

OS Grid: NX444403

Mapcode National: GBR HJG6.36J

Mapcode Global: WH3VM.38NT

Entry Name: Whithorn Parish Church, (Church of Scotland) and Graveyard

Listing Date: 17 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388740

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42265

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Whithorn

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Town: Whithorn

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

Built 1822 with later 19th century tower. Simple rectangular hall church with squat 3-stage tower. Body of church harled with raised angle and window margins, tower rubble with polished red sandstone dressings. 3-bay nave with lancets, horizontal glazing. 2 E windows with stained glass, gifted by the daughter of Gemmel Hutcheson RSA in memory of her father. Tower flanked by lean-to bays to ground, simple pointed-arch entrance, flanked by single diminutive lancets all linked under hoodmould to 1st, louvred lancets to belfry. String course between floors, deep cornice, blocking course. 2-storey boilerhouse and vestry (?) to N of single bay; 1st floor window and door at ground. Gabled to E with stack, piend-roofed to W, linking lower block with stone forestair.

INTERIOR: galleried to 3 sides, galleries supported on cast-iron columns. Good free-standing carved oak pulpit. Classically detailed Communion Table.

GRAVEYARD: rubble walled churchyard containing many good 18th and 19th century gravestones.

Statement of Interest

Sited in the former precincts of Whithorn Priory, with graveyard surrounding bolt.

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