St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church, Dalkeith

St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church, Dalkeith

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: 121 High Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1AX
Local Authority: Midlothian
Listing: A


Church Overview

Late medieval church, became collegiate in 1406. Its nave, tower and transepts were rebuilt and recast in 1854 by David Bryce and a major refurbishment was carried out in 2018 by Simpson & Brown.

James, 1st Earl of Morton, and his wife Princess Joanna (the profoundly deaf third daughter of James I) are buried within the adjacent ruinous medieval choir. Noted memorial monument with their effigies mark the burial site, effigy of Joanna believed to be possibly the oldest depiction of a hearing-impaired person in the world. Organ by Binns 1906, chamber organ by Bruce, 1824, stained glass by Ballantine, Wilson and Bryson. Interesting 17th-18th century memento mori memorials and fragments in the yard outside.


Sundays: All-age Worship 10.30am

Opening Arrangements

Open April to October, Monday to Saturday 10.00am-3.00pm, ask at coffee shop

Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf   Disabled WC refreshments inventory

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St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church, Dalkeith


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