Listed Building

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ABERCORN KIRKLB612

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
22/02/1971
Local Authority
West Lothian
Planning Authority
West Lothian
Parish
Abercorn
NGR
NT 8141 79097
Coordinates
308141, 679097

Description

Later 11th cent. Romanesque. Much altered. Originally consisted of aisleless Nave and Chancel. Coursed rubble. Skew-gabled with belfry (for sanctus bell) at E. end of Nave. Slated roofs. Round-headed S. doorway (now built up) of Nave.

ADDITIONS: W. facade (1893) with wheel window and round-arched doorway; Philipstoun Burial Enclosure (1723), Binns Aisle (1618) containing mural monuments (1633, 1642), and Duddingstone Burial Aisle (1603 and 1612)

all on S. side; Hopetoun Aisle (by Sir William Bruce (1707-8) on N. side especially notable, with burial vault and retiring rooms, also Nave Aisle (1893) with Belfry.

INTERIOR: Remodelled 1893 except for Hopetoun Loft (design by Bruce 1707-8; carving by William Eizat, heraldic ceiling by Richard Waitt) at E. end of chancel communicating with Hopetoun Aisle.

Statement of Special Interest

In eccesiastical use.

References

Bibliography

O.S.A.

N.S.A.

Groome

Inv. 274

C. & D. Arch. 1, pp. 346-7 (ills.)

Trans. Aberdeen

Ecc. Soc. X, pp. 250-5.

Trans. Scot. Ecc. Soc. 1, pp. 22-6.

Hay Post 'Reformation Churchs'

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