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North Berwick, High Street, St Andrew's Parish Church And Hall

Church (19th Century), Church Hall (20th Century), Bell (17th Century)

Site Name North Berwick, High Street, St Andrew's Parish Church And Hall

Classification Church (19th Century), Church Hall (20th Century), Bell (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) St Andrew's New Parish Church

Canmore ID 208454

Site Number NT58NE 104

NGR NT 55233 85255

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish North Berwick
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Architecture Notes

NT58NW 88 55233 85255

NMRS REFERENCE

Architects: Henry & MacLennan (new tower and porch).

Dick Peddie and McKay, Edinburgh organ

J.S. Richardson 1913.

I.G. Lindsay Collection, W/259.

Activities

Field Visit (23 July 1913)

In the bell chamber of new St.Andrew's Church is a bell measuring 2 ¼ feet from skirt to crown with a diameter of 1 foot 5 inches at crown and 2 feet 9 inches at skirt. Below an anthemion cresting is the inscription in Roman capitals: ‘Jacobus Monteith me fecit Edinb--ugh pro Templo de North Berick anno domini 1642 spero meliora.’ Below the inscription are two thistles alternating with two shields each surmounted by a crown, and bearing a hammer.

RCAHMS 1924, visited 23 July 1913.

Publication Account (1981)

The church at the harbour was in use until the year 1656. Its successor on the south side of High Street was not completed until 1664. That church was apparently rebuilt at the end of the eighteenth century, but now lies in ruins, and its successor in turn was erected in 1882. It serves the burgh today.

Information from ‘Historic North Berwick: The Archaeological Implications of Development’ (1981).

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