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Hownam Church And Graveyard

Burial Ground (Period Unknown), Church (20th Century), Church (Medieval), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Hownam Church And Graveyard

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unknown), Church (20th Century), Church (Medieval), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Hounam Church; War Memorial Plaque And Roll Of Honour

Canmore ID 57933

Site Number NT71NE 2

NGR NT 77762 19275

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Hownam
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Archaeology Notes

NT71NE 2 77762 19275

(NT 7776 1927) Hownam parish church is mentioned in 1185, and was the property of Jedburgh Abbey in 1220.

Orig Paroch Scot 1851 (H Scott et al ed.)

Once cruciform, when remodelled and shortened in 1752, this church became a rectangular cell. The fabric, extensively repaired in 1844 and later, is now virtually modern, but in the S wall there remains a round-headed doorway which dates from the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries.

The earliest tombstone in the churchyard dates from the late 17th century.

RCAHMS 1956, visited 1948.

This church, which is as described, is still in use.

Visited by OS(RD) 23 May 1968.

Architecture Notes


RX 424 PO is missing at time of upgrade but is also entered into Park Law, Roxburghshire.


Photographic Record (1986)

Recording of gravestones in Hownam churchyard, Roxburghshire, by Mrs Betty Willsher 1986.

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.

Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding building.

Information from Scottish Borders Council.


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