Church name

Caerlaverock Church

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:   Bankend, DG1 4RE
Local Authority:   Dumfries and Galloway
Listing:   B

Church Overview

Dated 1781. T-plan church, re-roofed and renovated 1894 with piended small porch added to east and to west gables, James Barbour of Dumfries, achitect. Coursed and squared red rubble with ashlar dressings. Keystoned round-headed windows: 4-bay long south wall has wide outer bays. Door with consoled pediment and oculus above in north gable (other gables originally identical) and ball-finialed apex birdcage belfry. Lean-to in re-entrant angle. All roofed with graded slates; red ridge tiles. Galleried interior.
L-plan churchyard, rubble built walls, ball-finialed square, red ashlar gate-piers to south: gabled former hearse house: some good 17th-19th century stone monuments, including that of Robert Paterson, prototype of Sir Walter Scott’s “Old Mortality”.


Sundays: 9.45am.

Opening Arrangements

By arrangement


Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf  Disabled WC

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Caerlaverock Church


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