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East Church, Eden Road, Gordon

A Category B Listed Building in Gordon, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6804 / 55°40'49"N

Longitude: -2.5616 / 2°33'41"W

OS Eastings: 364780

OS Northings: 643130

OS Grid: NT647431

Mapcode National: GBR B2KR.6K

Mapcode Global: WH8XJ.MHC6

Plus Code: 9C7VMCJQ+48

Entry Name: East Church, Eden Road, Gordon

Listing Name: Gordon, Old East End Church

Listing Date: 18 August 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 346477

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13349

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Gordon

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Gordon

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Dated 1843 with 1893 additions. Church no longer in ecclesiastical use (1992); adjoins cottages to W. 1843 building of whinstone with sandstone dressings; 1893 porch and tower addition to pink sandstone with polished cream ashlar dressings, forming L-plan. Long and short quoins and window surounds; crowstepped gables.

S ELEVATION: advanced gabled porch with corbelled circular section bell tower in re-entrant angle to left; roll-moulded round-arched doorway with inscription over; 2-leaf wrought-iron gates; chamfered angles at ground; hoodmould to round-arched painted glass window at 1st floor. Corbelled tower: single windows at 1st floor; "1893" datestone; 4 clocks; arcade of round-arched openings above pepperpot roof; lead finial. 3 bays to main body of church, each containing round-arched

E ELEVATION: single window at ground to E gable.

Fixed small-pane windows. Grey slate roof; stone fleur-de-lys finials; 2 brick stacks to N.

INTERIOR: original fittings removed.


Statement of Interest

Former Free Church, prominently sited at E entrance to village on A6105. The porch, tower, belfry and a library for the use of the minister were gifted to the church in 1892 by Mr Wood Brown.

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