Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 92819 60933
392819, 660933


Near square-plan graveyard set to NE of Ayton Parish Church, surrounding remains of St Dionysius' Church (set to N). Various 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century gravestones including table-top monuments, classically-detailed stones, earlier examples with memento mori and family burial enclosures.

GATEPIERS AND GATES: plain iron gatepiers flanking vehicular and pedestrian entrances to S; plain iron railings and gates.

Statement of Special Interest

A picturesque graveyard, set to the S of the Eye Water, with views towards Ayton Castle. See separate list entries for the remains of St Dionysius' Church and its nearby replacement, Ayton Parish Church.



Sharp, Greenwood & Fowler's map, 1826 (site marked). Ordnance Survey map, 1860 (evident). J Robson THE CHURCHES AND CHURCHYARDS OF BERWICKSHIRE (1896) pp14-16. G A C Binnie THE CHURCHES AND GRAVEYARDS OF BERWICKSHIRE (1995) pp24-26.

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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.

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