The Churches of Britain and Ireland


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Ancrum, Church of Scotland. Bill McKenzie.
Ashkirk, Church of Scotland. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and an interior view, both Ina Penneyston (2011).
Ayton, Parish Church. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.

Bowden in the former Roxburghshire. Bill McKenzie.
Broughton, the Broughton, Glenholm & Kilbucho Parish Church. The former Free Church, now a museum to the writer John Buchan. Both Steve Bulman.

Caddonfoot, Church of Scotland. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Ina Penneyston (2011).
Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway, United Parish Church (CoS and United Free CoS). NY 394 908. Bill Henderson. Another view, Steve Bulman (2012). Link.
Chirnside. Bill McKenzie.
Coldingham, the remains of the Priory on High Street. The parish church occupies the choir of the Priory Church. Two further views - 1, 2, and two interiors - 1, 2. Some architectural fragments and grave covers have been assembled into a wall. NT 90390 65953. Link1. Link2. The former (and semi-derelict) United Presbyterian Church, behind the garage on the corner of School Road and Bridge Street. Pevsner dates it to 1870, and says that it was built on the site of a church of 1793. It was closed on or before 1952. NT 90210 65929. All Steve Bulman (2017).
Coldstream, Church of Scotland. Bill Henderson. The Parish church (CoS) Bill McKenzie. Episcopal Church. Bill Henderson.
Crailing, Ale and Teviot United Church (CoS). NT 682 250. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Bill Henderson (2014). Link.
Cranshaws, the Kirk, dating from 1899, though on the site of an earlier church. Bill Henderson. Link.

Denholm, Ruberslaw Parish Church (CoS), built as a Free Church in 1845. NT 568 185. Bill Henderson (2014). Link.
Dryburgh, the Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin.  Bill McKenzie. Two further views - 1, 2. Both James Murray (2009). Douglas Haig (Earl Haig), the WWI general, is buried here. James Murray (2009). And here lies Sir Walter Scott. James Murray (2009). Link. An old photo shows the font.

Earlston, the Parish Church. Bill McKenzie.
Eccles, the Parish Church. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Eckford. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Eddleston, the Parish Church. Steve Bulman. Link.
Edgerston, the parish church. Bill Henderson.
Ednam (CoS). Bill McKenzie. Link.
Edrom. Bill McKenzie.
Ettleton, the cemetery just south of Newcastleton at one time had a church, though nothing now remains to indicate its exact position. According to the Borders edition of the Buildings of Scotland, it fell into disuse circa 1604. It has spectacular views across Liddesdale. Another view. It has several fine monuments, of which this is an example. A collection of fragments from the old church have been collected together. NY 4723 8632. All Steve Bulman (2015). Link.
Ettrick, Ettrick Kirk (CoS). NT 259 145. Ina Penneyston (2010). An old postcard view, from Steve Bulman's Collection. Link. Grade B listed.
Eyemouth, the Parish Church on Victoria Road and Coldingham Road. NT 94409 64050. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Derek Robertson. United Congregational Church on Albert Road. NT 94415 64091. Derek Robertson. Another view, Bill Henderson. St. Andrew (R.C.) on Victoria Road. NT 94452 64043. Bill Henderson. The Old Parish Church (1811) on Manse Road was converted in 1981 to be the town museum and tourist information centre. NT 94537 64290. Steve Bulman (2017). St. Ebba, off Paxton Terrace. Circa NT 94271 64380. Steve Bulman (2017). Link.

Fogo. Bill McKenzie.

Gavinton. Bill McKenzie.
Greenlaw, Church of Scotland. Bill Henderson.

Hermitage, the remains of the medieval (C13/C14) chapel. Another view. Some re-erected window stonework stands against a field wall; the neighbouring Hermitage Castle stands guard nearby. NY 493 959. All Steve Bulman (2012). Link.



Kilbucho, the ruins of the church. NT 065 337. Tim Tomlinson.
Kirk Yetholm, the Parish Church. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Kirton, the Parish Church (CoS). NY 540 139. Bill Henderson.

Ladykirk, Church of Scotland. NT 888 478. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Bill Henderson (2012).
Lauder, Church of Scotland (1673). Another view, and three of the interior - 1, 2, 3. NT 53092 47535. All Steve Bulman (2019). Link1. Link2. Link3.
Legerwood, Church of Scotland. James Denham (2010).
Lilliesleaf. Bill McKenzie.
Lyne, Church of Scotland. James Denham (2010).

Minto, the Parish Church (CoS), was completed in 1831 as part of the planned village designed for the 2nd Earl of Minto. There was an earlier medieval church nearby which this one replaced. NT 566 201. Robert Tofts. Link1. Link2.

Newcastleton, the Parish Church (CoS, 1888). NY 481 876. The former Burgher Church (1804), now a heritage centre. NY 481 872. Both Steve Bulman (2012).

Newtown St. Boswells (CoS). Bill McKenzie. Link.

Paxton, Church of Scotland (1907). NT 934 531. Bill Henderson (2012). Link.
Polwarth, the former Church of Scotland, sold in 2006 (thanks to Jim Napier). Another view. Both Bill McKenzie (2013). Link.
Preston, Bonkyl Kirk (CoS,), which stands about 2 miles distant at NT 808 595. Built in 1820, Bill McKenzie (2013). Link1. Link2.

Roxburgh, the Parish Church. Bill McKenzie. Link.

St. Abb's. NT 91721 67368. Bill McKenzie. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Steve Bulman (2017). Link, which advises that it opened in 1891 as St. Abb's Free Church, and closed before 2011.
Saughtree, Parish Church. Bill McKenzie (2010).
Selkirk, the Lawson Memorial Church (the parish church) was built as Selkirk First United Presbyterian Church in 1880.  C.M. Livingston. Another view. James Murray (2009). St. Joseph (R.C.).  C. M. Livingston.
Skirling, the Parish Church (1720, CoS). The charming bellcote has a sun-dial beneath. NT 075 390. Link. A former Free Church of 1843 (now residential) stands nearby at circa NT 076 390. All Steve Bulman (2013).
Smailholm (CoS). Bill McKenzie. Link.
Sprouston, the Parish Church. Alan Blacklock.
Stichill (CoS). Bill McKenzie. Link.
Stobo, the Parish Church. Steve Bulman.
Stow, the Old Parish Church. Tom McLean. Another view. Bill Henderson. The demolished United Free Church (and earlier United Presbyterian). In the background can be seen St. Mary of Wedale (1873-6, Grade B listed). From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Swinton. Bill McKenzie. The Parish Church. NT 838 476. Steve Bulman. Another view, Bill Henderson (2012).

Traquair, the Parish Church, also known as Kirkbride. Steve Bulman. Link.
Tushielaw, the former Tushielaw Free Church, which has been disused for decades. My appreciation to Janet Gimber for the identification. NT 303 178. James Murray (2009). Two additional views - 1, 2, both Howard Richter (2013). The church must post-date 1893, since neither it, nor the adjacent manse appear on the OS map of that year. Both are shown on the edition of 1924. Strangely, Pevsner gives the date as "mid C-19".
Tweedsmuir, the parish kirk (1874). NT 101 245. Steve Bulman. Another view, John Cannon. Link1. Link2. Grade B listed.

Walkerburn, the Parish Church. Steve Bulman.
Whitsome, Whitsome Kirk. Link is to an external website.

Yetholm, the Kirk Yetholm Parish Church. Steve Bulman.




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