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Chapel, Herdmanston

A Category B Listed Building in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9185 / 55°55'6"N

Longitude: -2.847 / 2°50'49"W

OS Eastings: 347158

OS Northings: 669812

OS Grid: NT471698

Mapcode National: GBR 80K0.F7

Mapcode Global: WH7V3.7HJN

Plus Code: 9C7VW593+95

Entry Name: Chapel, Herdmanston

Listing Name: Herdmanston Chapel

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353074

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18890

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Saltoun

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Parish: Saltoun

Traditional County: East Lothian

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13th century, rebuilt circa 1840. Remaining portion of former chapel built by Baron St Clairs, later serving as burial vault. Large cream ashlar blocks; slab roof. Rectangular plan, circa 30x14'. Doorway in E gable, pilaster flanked with blinded pointed arch panel springing above cornice of quasi-pedimented gablehead; angle pilasters, 2-leaf boarded doors 1840, with decorative cast-iron fittings and carved timber

panel. Small pointed in W gable, currently blocked. Blank elevations to N and window at centre of S elevation, blocked.

INTERIOR: vaulted and white-washed, 2 monumental slabs, 1 of 1594. Number of later memorial wall tablets. Former door, studded and with mask view-hole, currently kept inside.

Statement of Interest

Hermanston House largely 17th century, was demolished in 1970s. A parallel may be made in form to the Soutra Aisle, Midlothian. Steading and dovecot remain, and are listed separately.

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