Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24667 62616
324667, 662616


Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, 1883; saddle-back tower, same architect, 1887, in angle between nave and chancel. E -W orientation, with N transept and S aisle. Stugged sandstone with paler ashlar dressings.

E ELEVATION: adjoining chancel gable with 5-light lancet window, central light taller and cusped tracery over geometric side lights, stone ringed cross on gable.

TOWER (houses vestry): hoodmoulded doorway; slit-lights in 2 stages above; paired hoodmoulded louvred belfry openings to front and back of 3rd stage, single hoodmoulded louvred opening to each return; stepped triple lancet to front and back in steep gable; tall chimneystack on N elevation, modern skylight behind.

S ELEVATION: (aisle) 3-bay triple lancet windows, buttresses between, to left return single lancet.

W ELEVATION: pentagonal apse with pair of hoodmoulded double lancet windows, plate tracery above; to left bottom hoodmoulded double lancet window. Gothic niche for bell in gablehead; stone cross above.

N ELEVATION: hoodmoulded doorway, inset plaque above; small trefoil topped double window, to left large gothic 3 light window with multifoil light above; double gabled transept: to right return hoodmoulded double lancet, blind wall to left return.

Rosemary-tiled roof; cast iron rainwater goods

INTERIOR: Triple N arcade, double S arcade opening into aisle, large SW window lights back of church and W gallery. Communion table in chancel, pulpit to one side. Font from Old Kirk. Stained glass windows: N; 1895, Moore of London (Christ blessing the children); 1918, Douglas Strachan (St Patrick contemplating a ruined castle).

Statement of Special Interest

Pioneering Ecclesiological arrangement for the Church of Scotland. Built as a replacement for the Glencorse Old Kirk (listed separately) which had become too small for the new congregation due to the increased numbers of troops at Glencorse Barracks. Robert Trotter, from Bush House, donated ?400 toward the new building, and gave the church a field at New Milton Farm to use as a cemetery (NT 2555 6314). The font was found in the floor of the Old Kirk during renovations in 1811 and is thought to have originally come from the Chapel of St Katherine, which was flooded during the creation of the Glencorse Reservoir. The small outside gates are said to be made from the wrought-iron brackets of the original oil lamps. Now lit by modern exterior lighting. Glencorse War memorial (listed separately) stands to right, and a cup and ring marked stone is outside the church.



Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments in Scotland INVENTORY OF MIDLOTHIAN (1927); C MacWilliam, BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND: LOTHIAN (1978) p219; S McKinstry ROWAND ANDERSON - THE PREMIER ARCHITECT IN SCOTLAND (1991) pp103-104; J Thomas, MIDLOTHIAN (1995) p63.

About Listed Buildings

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.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). 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 only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.

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