Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 9445 5538
394450, 655380


1757 in origin. Near rectangular-plan graveyard fronting road with curved corner to SE. Church originally set within demolished 1867.

GRAVEYARD: rubble-coped, rubble walls enclosing site to N, S and W; wall missing to E; wall mutual with adjoining property (former manse) to W in part. Predominantly 18th and 19th century gravestones including table-top monuments, single obelisk, classically-detailed stones, circular-plan column on tapering shaft.

GATEPIERS AND GATE: square-plan, pyramidal-capped, pink sandstone gatepiers flanking entrance to S; single wrought iron gate.

STYLE: weathered, stepped cream sandstone style adjoining outer elevation of curved corner to SE.

Statement of Special Interest

Prominently sited on the main road between Duns and Berwick. Originally associated with Mordington Parish Church - itself erected in 1757 to replace an earlier church to the S of Mordington House. The ruins of a burial vault are all that remain of this earlier church - see separate list entry for 'Mordington, Burial Vault'. The 1st OS map shows the second church as having stood in the centre of this graveyard. Demolished in 1867, it was replaced by another church to the NE - itself demolished in 1989. The former manse once associated with the graveyard is set immediately to its W - its single storey ancillary structure forming the graveyard's NW boundary.



Sharp, Greenwood & Fowler's map, 1826 (church evident). Ordnance Survey Name Book (1856-1858) Reel 63, Book 34, NMRS (church). J Robson THE CHURCHES AND CHURCHYARDS OF BERWICKSHIRE (1896) pp189-190. G A C Binnie THE CHURCHES AND GRAVEYARDS OF BERWICKSHIRE (1995) p367. NMRS photographic records.

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.

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