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Abercorn Kirk

A Category A Listed Building in Abercorn, West Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.996 / 55°59'45"N

Longitude: -3.4743 / 3°28'27"W

OS Eastings: 308141

OS Northings: 679097

OS Grid: NT081790

Mapcode National: GBR 1X.VCFF

Mapcode Global: WH5R4.LKS7

Entry Name: Abercorn Kirk

Listing Date: 22 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330988

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB612

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Abercorn

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Linlithgow

Parish: Abercorn

Traditional County: West Lothian

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Description

Later 11th cent. Romanesque. Much altered. Originally consisted of aisleless Nave and Chancel. Coursed rubble. Skew-gabled with belfry (for sanctus bell) at E. end of Nave. Slated roofs. Round-headed S. doorway (now built up) of Nave.

ADDITIONS: W. facade (1893) with wheel window and round-arched doorway; Philipstoun Burial Enclosure (1723), Binns Aisle (1618) containing mural monuments (1633, 1642), and Duddingstone Burial Aisle (1603 and 1612)

all on S. side; Hopetoun Aisle (by Sir William Bruce (1707-8) on N. side especially notable, with burial vault and retiring rooms, also Nave Aisle (1893) with Belfry.

INTERIOR: Remodelled 1893 except for Hopetoun Loft (design by Bruce 1707-8; carving by William Eizat, heraldic ceiling by Richard Waitt) at E. end of chancel communicating with Hopetoun Aisle.

Statement of Interest

In eccesiastical use.

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