St Mary's Parish Church, Whitekirk

St Mary's Parish Church, Whitekirk

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: , Whitekirk , EH42 1XS
Local Authority: East Lothian
Listing: A


Church Overview

Dating from 12th century, the original building was reconstructed during the 15th century starting with the vaulted stone choir, built in 1439 by Adam Hepburn of Hailes. In medieval times Whitekirk was an important place of pilgrimage. The church was set on fire in 1914, supposedly by suffragettes. Restored by Robert Lorimer. Wagon roof over nave and transepts, communion table, pulpit, lectern and font all by Lorimer. Stained glass by C E Kempe 1889 and Karl Parsons 1916. Tithe barn and historic graveyard. Now closed.



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