Penpont, Keir and Tynron Church

Penpont, Keir and Tynron Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Main Street , Penpont , DG3 4BZ
Local Authority: Dumfries & Galloway
Listing: B

Church Overview

Penpont Parish Church stands in a commanding position on a bank high above the Scaur Water. It was designed by Charles Howitt in 1867 and is built of the local pink sandstone. It is a large cruciform church in the Gothic style with a massive tower and spire in the north-east corner.

The simple wainscot panelling in the chancel and the fine oak communion table with art nouveau ornament are by J G Waddell.

The churchyard has monuments from the 17th-, 18th- and 19th centuries, some very fine. Also the grave of Charles Howitt, architect and Private Jogn Ross who fought at Waterloo.

The organ was built by Forster and Andrews in 1875 and restored by Michael MacDonald, Glasgow in 1977.



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Penpont, Keir and Tynron Church


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