Skirling Parish Church

Skirling Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
OS Reference: NT075390
Address: , Skirling , ML12 6HD
Local Authority: Scottish Borders
Listing: B


Church Overview

The earliest reference to a church in Skirling is in 1275. It was probably situated near to the present war memorial. It is not known when a church was built on the present site. However, records show that the church was virtually rebuilt in 1720. Further significant alterations were made in 1891. The bellcote is of particular interest, as is the sundial on the tower. The floral design of the stained glass east window forms a backdrop to the communion table and matching chairs presented by the artist, Sir D Y Cameron, in 1948.

Round churchyard enclosed by a ha-ha and entered through fine wrought-iron gates by Thomas Hadden. Approached from opposite village green by a steep metalled access road.


Sunday: 11.30am

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Skirling Parish Church


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