Linton Kirk

Linton Kirk

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Linton, TD5 8AE
Local Authority: Scottish Borders
Listing: B

Church Overview

On a sandy knoll, a 12th-century church much altered in 1616, 1774, 1813 and finally restored to an approximation of its Romanesque appearance in 1912 by P MacGregor Chalmers. It retains its Norman feel and today the visitor enters under a unique stone tympanum to discover an attractive nave and substantial chancel, the arch richly carved (1912). A Norman font and chancel stalls are of particular interest. Linton Kirk is most noted for the stone above the porch said to depict a knight on horseback lancing two creatures. The stone is Norman and unique in Scotland, and legend suggests that this is the first known Somerville killing a worm. The Leishman father and son ministries completed most of the present improvements.


11.15am on 1st Sunday of the month; 6.30 pm Tuesday (summer).

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Opening Arrangements

Open during daylight hours


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Linton Kirk


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