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Chirnside, Kirkgate, The Old Church

Church (19th Century), Church (12th Century)

Site Name Chirnside, Kirkgate, The Old Church

Classification Church (19th Century), Church (12th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Chirnside Parish Church

Canmore ID 59653

Site Number NT85NE 23

NGR NT 86964 56030

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Chirnside
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT85NE 23.00 86964 56030

NT85NE 23.01 86985 56033 Churchyard with Mort-House and War Memorial

(NT 86964 56030) Chirnside church was extensively restored and altered in 1907. The only original feature remaining is the Norman doorway at the W end of the S wall (SDD undated). A modern stone porch has been erected over this doorway, whose style indicates that the church was probably built in the mid-12th century. The original building was of simple Norman type, oblong on plan, c 78' x 23'. Fragmentary portions of side wells remain, probably indicating the site of a porch. There was also a vaulted W tower, which was taken down in 1750.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 1913.

In normal use.

Visited by OS (JP) 14 December 1972.


Sbc Note

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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