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Oldhamstocks Parish Church

Burial Aisle (16th Century), Church (14th Century), Church (18th Century), Sundial (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Oldhamstocks Parish Church

Classification Burial Aisle (16th Century), Church (14th Century), Church (18th Century), Sundial (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Church Of Scotland; Hepburn Burial-aisle

Canmore ID 58913

Site Number NT77SW 11

NGR NT 73799 70651

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/58913

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Oldhamstocks (East Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT77SW 11 73801 70652.

(NT 73801 70652) Ch (NAT) Vault (NR)

OS 6" map (1971)

Oldhamstocks parish church was recast in 1701, a N jamb with a family aisle making it in to a T-plan. Signs of an older church include, in the E gable, a splayed double base-course of about the 14th century. The Hepburn aisle was added to this in 1581; the S door of this, however, probably dates to 1701. The pointed windows of the church are newer in workmanship if not in form, and although the staged W tower may be original (or even basically medieval), its belfry is of the later 18th century. A sundial, evidently of 1701, is bracketed from the SW corner of the church. Internally, the Hepburn aisle was developed as a 'chancel' in successive 20th century alterations. It has its original ashlar vault.

The original church of Oldhamstocks was dedicated to St Michael, and dated from before 1127.

C McWilliam 1978; RCAHMS 1924, visited 1913; OSA 1793

This church is still in use. The original entrance, now blocked, has the date 1701 on the lintel, and the E gable of the Hepburn burial aisle contains two heraldic plaques, one dated 1581. A modern notice-board at the entrance to the graveyard states that the church was founded in 1242. Mrs D Fleming (Oldhamstocks House) confirmed that the original church was dedicated to St Michael.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 29 March 1966

Architecture Notes

NT77SW 11.00 73799 70651

NT77SW 11.01 73783 70651 Burial Ground

NT77SW 11.02 73797 70626 Watch House

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Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.

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