Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 51893 73635
351893, 673635


Late 14th to late 15th centuries. Cruciform 206' x 32', 113'

across transepts 30' wide. Nave 5 bays, chancel 4, both

aisled with clerestory, transepts 2 bay aisleless central

tower formerly with crown, ashlar with slated roofs. Nave has

pinnacled buttresses, round arched double-opening w-door,

6-light window above; interior has clustered piers at arcade.

Aisles originally had masonry vaults, removed and arches of

arcade lifted to accommodated galleries by James Burn to

Archibald Elliot's design 1811, new plaster vaults to both

nave and aisles: crenellated parapets and new pinnacles

supplied same date. Galleries removed, refurnishing, George

Henderson 1891 Transepts roofless with NW angle missing until

1971, rebuilt and reroofed Ian G Lindsay and Partners,

vaults replaced in fibreglass to original design tower

reroofed and vaulted; choir walls, similar to nave but

unaltered. 2-light aisle windows instead of 3 as in nave,

repaired in 1858 and 1866, tracery of 4-light, E window

replaced 1877, further repairs and underpinning 1926-30,

restored and reroofed 1971-72 by Ian G Lindsay and Partners,

with fibreglass vaults over main vessel and aisles

reproducing original scheme. Revestry on N side of choir

partly rebuilt 17th century pointed barrel vault, fine double

arched monument to the 1st Lord Maitland (+1595) and the 2nd

lord, white and black marble with alabaster effigies to both

lords and their wives. John Stirling stained glass window,

by William Wilson, 1946; earlier glass of interest, some by

Heaton Butler and Bayne.

Statement of Special Interest

Guardianship Monument (Lauderdale Aisle only)



Inventory 68

Historic Environment Scotland Properties

Lauderdale Aisle

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