Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
North Berwick
NT 55233 85255
355233, 685255


Robert Rowand Anderson, 1882, cruciform church, with porch and tower, Henry and MacLennan 1907. Squared snecked rubble, ashlar dressings and buttresses.

N ELEVATION: central gabled porch with sturdy angle buttresses; moulded pointed arch with nook shafts over paired pointed doorways. W Birnie Rhind statue of St Andrews in oval panel above. Hoodmoulded window

(3 lancets and rose) above. Stone cross finials to porch and gable.

TOWER: tall, 4-stage bell tower with string courses dividing. Stages of varying heights and recessing; angle buttresses. Moulded round arched doorway to N and slit window in 2nd stage. Paired louvred lancets to 3rd stage on each face. Blind triple arcade with central clock; corbelled, crenellated parapet above to 4th stage.

W ELEVATION: Y-tracery hoodmoulded window at N, 3 paired lancets to body of church with 4 large oculi at gallery level. Shallow gabled transept to S with paired lancets below and large circular opening above. Single storey vestry to S, linked to chancel by swept roof.

E ELEVATION: tower to N. Main body and transept as on W. Recessed organ chamber to S with door; roof sweeping to chancel.

S ELEVATION: lower chancel following line of main gable. 3 stepped lancets in hoodmoulded E window. Church hall abutting to S and W. Decorative gutter heads and fixtures. Steeply pitched slate roof.

INTERIOR: simple white painted interior with open timber boarded ceiling. Gallery on cast-iron columns to 3 sides, deepest in transepts. Pine woodwork, grained as oak 2 stone flights of steps to N vestibule, curved W flight leading to gallery. Organ, Foster and Andrews 1886, revised and enlarged 1914. Stained glass mostly unattributed.

J Ballantine, 1912, and W Wilson.

Low coped parapet wall to N by High Street with squat piers. Decorative wrought-iron lamp standard.

CHURCH HALL: 1901. S gabled advanced at centre. Hoodmoulded pointed arch doorway with timber door and fanlight. 3 stepped hoodmoulded lancets above. Half-piended roofs to recessed flanking bays, merging with main roof. Gablet skewputts to gable. E and W sides of 5 bays with lancets. Vestry abutting N gable.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Fractured bell from earlier church retained at foot of tower. Church 1882, cost ?3,500. Hall 1901, ?1,622. Embedded in wall cavity 1882, a box of commemorative coins, papers contracts.



North Berwick Dean of Guild plans. EUL, Rowand Anderson Collection. 335a, b. C McWilliam Lothian 1978 p 361. W Ferrier The Last Hundred Years 1983. Goome's Gazetteer vol 1 p 151.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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