Innerleithen Church

Innerleithen Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: 93 Leithen Road, Innerleithen, EH44 6HN
Local Authority: Scottish Borders
Listing: B

Church Overview

Built between 1864 and 1867, the church is the work of Frederick Thomas Pilkington. Its most striking features are the beautiful east elevation, the minaret windows and the elaborate carving. The chancel was added by J McIntyre Henry in 1889. Stained glass windows by Ballantine and Son, 2-manual pipe-organ by Brook & Co, 1892. On a plinth in front of the church stands part of the shaft of a 9th-century decorated cross, discovered in the foundations of the earlier church. Vestibule is open April to September 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm for access to Runic Cross interpretation area.


Sunday: 11.30am

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement


Image Gallery

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Innerleithen Church


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