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LAMBERTON CHURCH AND GRAVEYARD INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLSLB15342

Status: Removed

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
09/06/1971
Date Removed:
06/09/2016
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Parish
Mordington
NGR
NT 96839 57384
Coordinates
396839, 657384

Removal Reason

Dual designation

Description

Probably 16th century in origin. Roofless ruins of nave and chancel later used as burial vault. Rectangular-plan former nave with narrower, rectangular-plan former chancel adjoined to E. Part-rebuilt, heavily-pointed rubble walls (coped and missing in part); droved sandstone dressings.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: former nave to left with remains of doorway off-set to left of centre. Former chancel recessed to right with doorway off-set to left; decorative iron gate with fleur-de-lys finials.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: blind; wall demolished in part.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind.

INTERIOR: W aisle (former nave) with memorial stone centred in W wall; remains of further stones to E. E aisle (former chancel) empty.

GRAVEYARD: near square-plan graveyard surrounding church with various gravestones including table-top monuments and earlier stones with memento mori.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble-coped, rubble walls partially enclosing site (missing to S).

Statement of Special Interest

SCHEDULED MONUMENT. No longer in ecclesiastical use. Abandoned circa 1650 when Lamberton was united with Mordington parish. Originally a chapel of ease to Ayton and an adjunct of Coldingham Abbey, this church is said to have been the place where James IV and Margaret, daughter of Henry VII, were contracted in marriage in 1503. Only the outer walls of the nave and chancel remain, forming 2 enclosures later used as burial vaults by the Logans of Lintlaw and Burnhouses and the Rentons of Lamberton respectively. The vaults are built on the foundations of the old church. The nave measures 30ft by 17ft internally, and the chancel 28ft by 14ft. Lamberton Old Church was rescheduled in 2009.

References

Bibliography

A & M Armstrong's map, 1771 ('Ruins of a Kirk' marked). Sharp, Greenwood & Fowler's map, 1826 (evident). NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (completed 1835, published 1845) pp340-341. Ordnance Survey Name Book (1856-1858) Reel 63, Book 34, NMRS. Ordnance Survey map, 1860 (evident). 'The Pre-Reformation Churches of Berwickshire' BERWICKSHIRE NATURALISTS' CLUB TRANSACTIONS (1890-1891) pp160-161. RCAHMS INVENTORY OF MONUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTIONS IN THE COUNTY OF BERWICK (1915) p152. W R Johnson THE PARISH OF MORDINGTON (1966) p7. G A C Binnie THE CHURCHES AND GRAVEYARDS OF BERWICKSHIRE (1995) pp378-379.

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