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This building is in the Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 14/12/1970.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NT 2832 7261.


12th century. Romanesque, originally aisleless, nave with

chancel only, rich SW doorway and chancel arch; axial W tower

later; N aisle added 1631, 2 windows with gothic survival

tracery; considerable alterations, probably later 18th

century, gothic windows in S wall, E gable, scalloped parapet

of tower, obelisk pinnacles etc. Interior remodelled Sir R

Rowand Anderson 1889 in 17th century manner. Jougs, probably

17th century; Watch tower hexagonal , 2-storey ashlar with

corbelled and battlemented parapet, octagonal chimney shafts

and round arched windows Robert Brown 1824; simple square

pyramid-capped gatepiers.


Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Heritors' Records give architect of watch house as Robert Brown; some alterations were made by him to the interior of the church in 1825; further alterations were made to the church in 1839, but the records are missing.


Inv. 82 (Midlothian); MacRae Her 37; Ecc Arch v.I p.333-8; Post Ref Chs (Hay) 22, 39, 52, 231, 236, 240 Pl. 46a; Annals of Duddingston and Portobello (Baird).

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