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Innerwick Parish Church, Churchyard
- HER number: MEL1902
- HER number: MEL4068
- Site Name: Innerwick Parish Church, Churchyard
- Grid Reference: 372059 673991
- Civil Parish:
- Summary: Churchyard, from at least the 17th century
- Description: NMRS REFERENCE:
NT77SW 65.0 7207 7396 Church
NT77SW 65.01 72060 73992 Churchyard
(1) Historic Scotland Listed Building Description:
1784. Simple rectangular plan church. Ashlar sandstone
with broad droving; base course. Hoodmoulded lancet windows
and plain cornice.
W GABLE: ashlar, piend-roofed porch added at centre with
boarded doors to N and S returns; lancet window above.
Jettied gablehead, ashlar birdcage bellcote with cornice
dome and weathervane.
N AND S ELEVATIONS: 4 lancet windows. Relieving arch
bridging centre lancets to N, raised terrace on falling
ground suggests position of former aisle.
E GABLE: 2-stage gabled vestry and boiler room projecting
at centre on falling ground; Lancet window above on main
gable; former finial weathered away.
Wall memorials to N elevation of Hunter family. Diamond-
pane leaded glazing pattern with amber glass. Grey slates.
INTERIOR: re-organised 1870. Centre aisle. Timber floor,
ceiling of 4-centred section with cornice. White washed
walls. Doric columned pine gallery at W end. 20th century
furnishings; font 1939, lectern 1953. 5-part reredos with
linen fold panelling and 4-centred doors in outer bays,
ornately carved panels and filigreed frieze above. Decorative
brass wall sconces. Stained glass windows by William Wilson
after 1939. The Good Samaritan and Christ with Martha and
GRAVESTONES: variety of scrolled tombstones wth memento mori,
and table tops.
BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: coped rubble wall to graveyard
with square rubble gatepiers to W and cast-iron gates.
(2) The churchyard of Innerwick Parish Church contains several gravestones which predate the current church. Two gravestones of 17th century date have been described by Angus Graham.
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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- (1) Bibliographic reference: Historic Scotland. Historic Scotland Listed Building.
- (2) Article in serial: Graham, A. 1960-61. 'Graveyard Monuments in East Lothian', PSAS 1960-61, p. 211-271. 240-1.