Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
West Lothian
Planning Authority
West Lothian
NS 96894 72516
296894, 672516

Removal Reason

The designation of this structure as a listed building will be removed as part of the Dual Designation 2A project. It will continue to be recognised as being of national importance through its designation as a scheduled monument..


CHURCH: 13th-15th cent. Gothic. Originally cruciform.

Transepts and Crossing (with Tower over) remain. Ashlar.

Corbie-step gables. Slated roofs (modern). Angle-buttresses.

Traceried windows. Square tower with polygonal stair-turret.

Interior: Ribbed vaults. Built-up arches to former Nave

and Chancel. Tomb-recess and piscina. Grave-slab of Robert

Boyd of Kipps. Rooms over Transepts. Traces of CLOISTER


Statement of Special Interest

Only Scottish house of Knights Hospitalers of St. John of

Jerusalem. In 1563 Sir James Sandilands, the last Preceptor,

resigned its land to the Crown and received them back as a

temporal barony. Title of Lord Torphichen was conferred

upon him. In 1579 lands and title passed to great-nephew

James Sandilands 10th of Calder (Midlothian) in whose

family they remain. Church was repaired and re-roofed

by 10th Lord in 19th cent.

Scheduled Monument: SM 90305.






Inv. 379.

Ecc. Arch. III, pp.139-145 (plan; ills.)

C. & D. Arch. pp.131-141. (plans; sections; details, views).

Easson, 'Mediaeval Religious Houses'.

'Building News' 26th March 1886

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.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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