The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Fala & Soutra, the parish church. © Bill Henderson.
Gorebridge, St. Margaret (R.C.). Two additional views - 1, 2. NT 3457 6123. Link. The former Free Church (1886) on Hunterfield Road. It was subsequently St. Paul U.F.C., St. Paul (CoS) and then Gorebridge Christian Fellowship, before conversion into a nursery. NT 3348 6159. A 2016 Streetview. News item about the sale from the Fellowship (Struthers Church, of which the Gorebridge Church was a branch) to the nursery. The nursery website has interior photos. Its Grade B listing advises that at one time it had a spire. All © Marion Bowles (2020).
Mayfield, St. Luke and St. Anne (R.C., 1971). A 2016 Streetview. NY 348 647. Link (mostly about St. David, in the same parish). The Gospel Hall on Stone Avenue. Another view. A 2009 Streetview. NT 3495 6455. All © Marion Bowles (2020).
Newbattle, the Parish Church of 1727.
Another view. NT 3312 6607.
Grade B listed. The former
Manse, which stands
adjacent, is also listed as
Grade B, and is older than the present church. It's been in private
residential use since the 1950's. A
shows both buildings in the same view. A graveyard NE of the present
church includes the site of its predecessor. NT 332 662. One of the
monuments (the Lothian Vault)
Grade C listed.
Newbattle Abbey is a large house, incorporating a tower house, which
in turn includes some fabric from the C12 Cistercian Abbey, founded by
David I in 1140. The arch at right
here may be one
such fragment. A plaque
has a brief history. According to Pevsner, foundations of the Abbey
church are exposed in the grounds. NT 333 660.
Grade A listed. All © Marion Bowles (2020).
Collegiate Chapel of St. Matthew. NT 274 630 . From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. An example of the elaborate stone carving. A
All © Bill McKenzie. Another view, and interior, both from an old album
dateable to the 1890's in Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link. Roslin Kirk
(CoS). NT 269 631. ©
Bill Henderson. Another view, © Steve Bulman (2015).
08 July 2020
© Steve Bulman