Edderton Old Church

 A Religious ‘Time Capsule’

Edderton Old Parish Church in Easter Ross lies about a mile east of the village of Edderton on the north side of the A836 and not far from the southern shore of the Dornoch Firth.

Built in 1743 on a much older religous site, it is quite unique in being little changed both internally and externally since the interior was re-modelled in 1794. 

Its significance has been recognised by Historic Scotland with the Church’s listing being revised in 1997 from Grade ‘B’ to Category ‘A’, i.e. to a building of national, or international importance.

Within the graveyard stands the Edderton Pictish Cross Slab dating to the 9th century AD.  It is made of sandstone, stands six feet three inches high, and is carved in high relief on both sides.

The Church is open for viewing from April to September inclusive, between 2pm – 4.30pm on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Images of the Old Church’s Interior
Pulpit and Pews
Pulpit and Pews
Eastern Gallery
Eastern Gallery
Western Gallery
Western Gallery
The Pulpit
The Pulpit
Interesting Artefacts
Remnants of Pictish Stones
Remnants of Pictish Stones
Plate and Chalices
Plate and Chalices
Anti-Kaiser Bill Graffiti
Anti-Kaiser Bill Graffiti
External items of interest
Preaching Ark
Preaching Ark
Pictish Stone Slab - east side
Pictish Stone Slab – east side
Pictish Stone Slab - west side
Pictish Stone Slab – west side
Enclosed private burial area
Enclosed private burial area