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Duddingston Parish Church (C of S) Including Churchyard and Watch Tower Old Church Lane Duddingston

A Category A Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9412 / 55°56'28"N

Longitude: -3.1491 / 3°8'56"W

OS Eastings: 328320

OS Northings: 672613

OS Grid: NT283726

Mapcode National: GBR 8YK.MQ

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.LXMS

Entry Name: Duddingston Parish Church (C of S) Including Churchyard and Watch Tower Old Church Lane Duddingston

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 363828

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26924

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Craigentinny/Duddingston

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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.

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