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Borthwick Church Churchyard

A Category C Listed Building in Borthwick, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8259 / 55°49'33"N

Longitude: -3.009 / 3°0'32"W

OS Eastings: 336883

OS Northings: 659639

OS Grid: NT368596

Mapcode National: GBR 71F2.BF

Mapcode Global: WH7VD.RTBP

Plus Code: 9C7RRXGR+89

Entry Name: Borthwick Church Churchyard

Listing Name: Borthwick Churchyard

Listing Date: 19 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391964

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45149

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200391964

Location: Borthwick

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Parish: Borthwick

Traditional County: Midlothian

Tagged with: Churchyard

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12th century onwards. Near quadrangular terraced churchyard. Tooled, squared and snecked sandstone wall with semi circular coping to W, random rubble walls to remainder; iron railings to SE and SW. Droved war memorial gatepiers with stop chamfered margins and pyramidal caps to W; decorative ironwork gates with thistle finials, reading "1914" and "1919". Upper graveyard: Middleton family enclosure to NE corner, Dewar of Vogrie enclosure to E against wall, Kidd family (who funded the present church) enclosure in centre to E of church. Central opening in wall to SE with stop chamfered, pyramidal capped gate piers leading to upper terrace, circa 1857: Borthwick family burial vault (entered via terrace below) to E corner; Brown of Currie enclosure adjacent. 2 flights of stone steps with iron railings, perpendicular to buttressed wall of upper terrace, over gabled burial vault lead to middle terrace: entrance to Borthwick burial vault to E, triangular arched chamfered doorway with stepped hood mould enclosing blank shield flanked by vertical slit windows and buttresses; timber gate to W. Lower terrace slopes down to S; four centred doorway with hood mould to vault under steps; timber gate to SW.

Statement of Interest

Several early to mid 18th century gravestones in upper graveyard and upper terrace.

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