Bonkyl Parish Church, Preston

Bonkyl Parish Church, Preston

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:   Bonkyl, Preston, TD11 3RJ
Local Authority:   Scottish Borders
Listing:   B

Church Overview

Bonkyl (also spelled Bunkle or Bonkle) is a rectangular building with Romanesque Gothic features. It was built in 1820 with some later insertions. The Old Kirk, of which a semi-circular domed stone-slab apse survives (to south east of the church) was one of the earliest examples of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in Scotland (late 11th century). In nearby Preston is another ruin, Preston Old Kirk, 12th century, its walls having survived because of their conversion to family burial vaults.


Sunday 9.45am, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Opening Arrangements

Open daily


Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf  toilets available

Image Gallery

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Bonkyl Parish Church


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