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Crookedholm, Main Road, Former Hurlford Kirk and Manse, Including Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.6037 / 55°36'13"N

Longitude: -4.4576 / 4°27'27"W

OS Eastings: 245268

OS Northings: 637198

OS Grid: NS452371

Mapcode National: GBR 3J.N1R1

Mapcode Global: WH3QB.HDJY

Entry Name: Crookedholm, Main Road, Former Hurlford Kirk and Manse, Including Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 7 December 2004

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389259

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42950

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford

Parish: Kilmarnock

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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J Ingram of Kilmarnock, 1875. Gothic church with steeple; manse alongside, recessed and adjoining at right; all built of rock-faced red ashlar, red-ridged slate roofs, and all set within own grounds, with boundary wall to street, iron-railed and also rock-faced ashlar, Gothic gatepiers.

CHURCH: gabled front to main road with wide entrance (sculptured marble roundel in tympanum); steeple to right alongside; essentially rectangular-plan. Unusually elaborate interior; pulpit, back-board, organ and organ gallery all very lavish; 3-sided gallery and 2-level aisles, decorative columns with foliate capitals; decorative plasterwork and open-timber roof; painted, leaded glass.

MANSE: 2-storeys, L-plan front, Gothic porch in re-entrant angle carried upwards with paired lancets; plate glass sash windows.

Statement of Interest

No longer in ecclesaistical use.

The congregation of the church and the United Free church amalgamated in 1996, and the Free Church also on Main Road, was chosen as the joint place of worship. The organ and memorial stained glass window from this church were removed to the former Free Church at about that time. The former Free Church, now Hurlford Church, is listed seperately.

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