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CROSS ROAD, REMAINS OF THE CROSS KIRK WITH BOUNDARY WALLSLB39155

Status: Removed

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
23/02/1971
Date Removed:
09/02/2017
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Burgh
Peebles
NGR
NT 25062 40725
Coordinates
325062, 640725

Removal Reason

The decision is to remove the dual designation of this site. The monument's designation as a listed building has been removed. The monument is considered to be of national importance and remains scheduled (SM90237).

Description

Remains of late 13th century church and later 15th century friary buildings to N. Essentially whinstone with some cream sandstone dressings.

N wall of nave largely survives, but W end of S wall rebuilt as boundary for burial place of Hays of Haystoun, which lay immediately to S. Chancel and sacristy walls much decayed. Moulded entrance doorway in W gable survives, with shafted jambs, bell-shaped capitals and hoodmould. 16th century tower attached to W gable, originally of 5 stages. Little remains of friary buildings.

BOUNDARY WALL: rubble boundary wall with boulder coping.

Statement of Special Interest

Guardianship Monument. The church was built in the late 12th century to mark to site of the discovery of a 'magnificent and venerable cross' believed to have been buried in the 3rd century AD, and perhaps relating to St Nicholas of Myra. A Trinitarian Friary was established in 1474, at which time a cloister and domestic buildings were erected. The complex was burnt by the English in 1549, but restored, only for

the friars to be dispersed in about 1561. At this time the church

was appropriated for parish worship, and the friary buildings began being quarried for building materials. Significant alterations were made in the 17th and 18th centuries, including the addition of three burial aisles. The church was abandoned in 1784 on completion of the new parish church, soon falling into disrepair. The Office of Works assumed guardianship of the remains in 1925. A Group with the lodge immediately to the S (see separate listing - 8 Cross Road).

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS INVENTORY No480.

JW Buchan HISTORY OF PEEBLESSHIRE I 1925 pp245-8.

Wm Chambers HISTORY OF PEEBLESSHIRE 1864 pp293-6.

F Groome ORDNANCE GAZETEER V 1895 pp160-1.

CB Gunn THE BOOK OF THE CROSS KIRK, PEEBLES 1912.

Robert Renwick PEEBLES: AISLE AND MONASTERY 1897.

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Related Designations

  1. Crosskirk, church and friary, PeeblesSM90237

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument
    Status
    Designated

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