Crichton Collegiate Church

Crichton Collegiate Church

Denomination: Non-denominational
OS Reference: NT381616
Address: , Crichton , EH37 5XA
Local Authority: Midlothian
Listing: A

Church Overview

The collegiate church was built in 1449 by William Crichton, Lord Chancellor of Scotland. Fine pointed barrel vaults over choir and transepts and splendid square tower over crossing. The internal furnishings date from a restoration in 1898 by architects Hardy & White. The spectacular suite of stained glass windows are by Ballantine & Gardiner, Edinburgh. The organ was installed by Joseph Brook & Co., Glasgow. Following its acquisition from the Church of Scotland in 1994, the church has undergone further restoration work under the care of the Crichton Collegiate Church Trust. The church enjoys a magnificent position at the head of the Tyne valley close to Crichton Castle. A number of services and concerts are held throughout the year.

Open on Sundays 2.00-5.00pm from May to September, and at other times, by appointment. Telephone Henry Duncan 01875 320502. Follow the signed B6367 from the A68 at Pathhead, sat nav. EH37 5XA.


A number of services are held throughout the year.

Opening Arrangements

Open Sunday 2.00-5.00pm May-September, or by appointment

Guide book available   Induction loop for the deaf Welcomers and guides on duty by arrangement. toilets available  refreshments

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