Southdean Parish Church

Southdean Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Southdean, TD9 8TW
Local Authority: Scottish Borders

Church Overview

Built in 1876 to a design by George Grant of Glasgow on a site near to the ruins of two previous churches of 12th and 17th centuries. Font, 12th-century. Super-altar set into the communion table, one of only two known in Scotland. Good stained glass. Memorial to James Thomson (1700-48), author of ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘The Seasons’, whose father was parish Minister. Prior to the Battle of Otterburn 1388, the Earl of Douglas and his army met at the 12th-century church, whence the survivors returned to bury their dead.


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Southdean Parish Church


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