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Duddingston Parish Church, Edinburgh View of Church, Watch Tower and Loupin-on-Stane from East

SC 536641

Description Duddingston Parish Church, Edinburgh View of Church, Watch Tower and Loupin-on-Stane from East

Collection Scottish National Buildings Record

Catalogue Number SC 536641

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of ED 1281

Scope and Content Duddingston Parish Church, Old Church Lane, Duddingston Village, Edinburgh Duddingston Church, one of the oldest churches in Scotland still in regular use, was built on land gifted by King David I to the Abbot of Kelso in 1130. The basic structure of the church is Romanesque, with 17th- and 18th-century additions. On the left of the pyramid-topped gate-piers, is the hexagonal Session House, a watch-tower against body-snatchers built by Robert Brown in 1824. On the right, just outside the gates, is a 17th-century 'loupin-on-stane', a platform for mounting a horse. The church stands in a tranquil setting on a rocky promontory that juts out into Duddingston Loch. It was built in 1143 on land owned by the Abott of Kelso, and the feu charter remained with the abbot until the Reformation in 1560. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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