Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 45793 73282
345793, 673282


William Burn, 1838. Romanesque cruciform church with short 2-bay nave, douglas transepts, and shallow projecting chancel. Polished ashlar, base course, hoodmoulds to major openings and deeply chamfered reveals to round-arched windows.

S (NAVE) ELEVATION: projecting gabled porch, round-arched, doorway with nook-shafts and roll-moulded arch; shallow advanced bay above containing 3-light window with stepped round heads and nook-shafts rising into octagonal bellcote with round-arched and saw-tooth ashlar roof. Hoodmoulds continued in string course to gargoyles projecting E and W of buttresses gable. 2 tall windows on return elevations.

E AND W ELEVATIONS: twin gabled transepts with tall windows.

N (CHANCEL) ELEVATION: advanced gable flanked by lean-to porches with round-arched doorways. Low gable vestry projecting at centre, 2 windows above, chimney to gable. Welsh slates, gablet coped skews, stepped buttresses to angles.

INTERIOR: remodelled after fire in 1886 by J Farquharson OF Haddington. Timber panelled horseshoe gallery supported on cast-iron columns, stripped to match later panelled chair, altar table and organ with carved gothic ornament by Scott Morton and Co. directed by M Ingram, stained glass to N and S; S window signed A Ballantine and Gardiner, edinburgh, 1892 erected by Ainslie of Elvingston. Ribbed segmentally-vaulted transept roof supported on further cast-iron columns, central ventilator. GRAVEYARD with ashlar coped rubble retaining wall, burial aisles of Anderson and Glassell families to N, some good 18th century stones. Containing Gladsmuir Old Parish Church to N with further memorials (listed separately).

GATEPIERS AND GATES to S; gablet coped ashlar gatepiers and cast-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Replaced earlier church of 1692 to N, now ruinous, listed separately below.



C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p217. J Martine REMINISCENCES OF TEN PARISHES OF HADDINGTONSHIRE (1894) p191. NMRS: Drawing by A Archer.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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

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The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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