Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Garvald And Bara
NT 59066 70908
359066, 670908


1829 re-working and extension of earlier church,

incorporating N aisle of 1677; partial remains of diamond

patterned band course of 12th century, running on W and N

elevations with large squared masonry. Squared and coursed

rubble with base course to 1829 work; snecked rubble to

vestry chancel with harled E gable.


W GABLE: piend roofed porch at centre with window, and

studded timber door in doorway on S return; wrought-iron

jougs set to right of porchway; segmentally arched window in

gable head with blocked former window below to left; gabled

bellcote with arched opening at apex.

S ELEVATION: 4 hoodmoulded, pointed arch windows with

small-pane and intersecting glazing pattern to sash and case

form; remaining ironwork brackets of former shutters

flanking. Square sundial in white stone, inscribed 'GEORGE FA


N AISLE: 1677; gabled projection at centre with 12-pane

window in upper part, and at ground to E and W with 6-pane

windows below eaves; blocked window on nave to W.

VESTRY: gabled projection from main E gable with stone

mullioned bipartite, louvred lights; 2 doorways on S return,

with window above left door.

Ashlar coped skews and slate roofs.

INTERIOR: regretfully stripped and redecorated in recent

years, leaving inappropriately pointed rubble walls and given

a light coloured timber coomb ceiling; oak altar of 1912 and

modern pine seating and pulpit. Door into vestry through

curtain reredos; modern stained glass window in gable above.

GRAVEYARD: Walls and gateway: rubble walls and decorative

cast-iron piers to arrowhead gates.

MAUSOLEA: 2 simple curtain wall ashlar family mausolea to E

of graveyard, in grey and red stone.

Gravestones: some fine gravestones of early dates, with

classical details and memento mori.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The church was

originally linked to the Nunnery at Haddington. Spott Church

similarly retained the jougs hung by the entrance door.



G Hay Architecture of POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES (1957) p254.


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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

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