Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 45785 73327
345785, 673327


1695. Now ruinous, sited to N of 1838 church. Oblong plan; E=W axis, transeptal aisle to N. Random rubble with ashlar dressings. Doorways to S and E return of N aisle. Aisle opens into church with semi-circular arch with moulded impost stones. Rectangular windows with arched embrasures to interior; checks and hinge pins for outside shutters; bipartite to N gable, windows to E and W gables. Joist hole indicate former galleries at E and W ends. Crowstepped gables, carved rose finial to E grand bird-cage bellcote to W with round-arched openings and ogee roof with finial. Roofless. Early 19th century, classically detailed burial enclosures abutting now ruinous church walls to N; rubble with ashlar dressings, some rusticated quoins. 18th century table monument to N aisle with carved relief, flanked by wallmonument to Robert Hogg (d1768) with pilasters and memento mori (mortuary trophies). Relief of James Ainslie (d1876). 2-faced mass clock to SW angle dated 1700. GRAVEYARD WALLS: rubble coped rubble retaining walls - with lean-to toolshed.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by Baillie of Lamington in 1695 on the formation of Gladsmuir Parish from annexations from Tranent, Haddington and Aberlady (SA 1799), replacing an earlier church to the S, E of Hodges Church. Described as inadequate in 1834 (NSA). A new church was built in 1838 (listed separately). There is a variety of interesting gravestones in the graveyard, some 18th century.



STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1799). NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1836) p195. INVENTORY OF MONUMENTS IN EAST LOTHIAN (1924) p37 No 64. J Martine REMINISCENCES OF TEN PARISHES IN THE COUNTY OF HADDINGTON (1894) p189. C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p217. W Forrest, Map of Haddingtonshire, 1799.

About Listed Buildings

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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