Preservation Trust

 

Edderton Old Church Preservation Trust

Denomination: Former Church of Scotland

OS Reference: NH 719 843

Address: Edderton, IV19 1JY – alongside A836

Website: http://www.spanglefish.com/eddertonoldkirk/

Listing: A

Edderton's Old Church (1) - 30 09 2015

Edderton’s Old Church

Church Overview: A remarkably intact example of a mid-eighteenth century church, built 1743 on a much older site. It is a long, low, harled building with rectangular windows and piended dormers. Burial enclosures (now roofless) are built against the gables. The enclosure to the east dates from 1637; and the Tudor Gothic enclosure to the west dates from 1821, and is the family tomb of the Baillies of Rosehall. The church has a galleried interior with a two-tier pulpit, elders’ pews, and front pews with fold-down backs to form long communion tables.

There is a Pictish symbol stone in churchyard:

Edderton Stone (East Side) - 13 09 2012

East face of Edderton’s Pictish Stone

Edderton Stone (West Side) - 13 09 2012

West face of Edderton’s Pictish Stone

In the neighbouring cemetery there is a superb 19th century preaching ‘ark’:

Preacher's Ark at Edderton Old Church (2) - 30 09 2015

Preacher's Ark at Edderton Old Church (2) - 17 10 2015

Preacher's Ark at Edderton Old Church (1) - 17 10 2015

The above three pictures show the Preacher’s Ark

Edderton Old Church became the Free Church after the Disruption in 1843.

Today the Edderton Old Church Preservation Trust preserves the building.

Services: Occasional services

Opening Arrangements: Open by arrangement by phoning 01863 766 868.

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