Longniddry, Glassel Park Road, Longniddry House, John Knox's Kirk
- HER number: MEL506
- Site Name: Longniddry, Glassel Park Road, Longniddry House, John Knox's Kirk
- Grid Reference: 343966 675925
- Civil Parish:
- Monument Type:
- Church (Medieval)
- Wall (Medieval)
- Summary: Remains of church or chapel
- Description: NT47NW 2 4397 7594.
(NT 4397 7594) John Knox's Kirk (NR) (remains of)
OS 6" map (1967)
(1)-(3) 'John Knox's' Kirk: Within the garden of Longniddry House is a fragment of a chapel of indeterminate age. The building has been rectangular on plan and orientated; 31ft of the N wall, which is 2 3/4ft in thickness, remains to a height of 9ft, as well as several courses of the W gable return. The masonry is of light-coloured rubble. Chalmers (1810) writes that the chapel 'is popularly called John Knox's Kirk" and this appears to be the earliest allusion to the idea that John Knox preached here while staying at Longniddry.
RCAHMS 1924, visited 1920; NSA 1845 (J Ramsay)
(4) The S and W walls, standing to a height of 3.0m, are all that remains of this church. The S wall is 9.5m long and has a doorway and traces of a window near its E end. The W wall, with a small window in it, is incorporated within the boundary wall of the kitchen garden of Longniddry House.
Visited by OS (BS) 15 October 1975
NT47NW 2 4397 7594
NT47NW 105 43932 75930 Longniddry House
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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- (1) Bibliographic reference: RCAHMS. 1924. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Eighth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of East Lothian. 37-8, No.65.
- (2) Bibliographic reference: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol.2 (Haddington), 17??
- (3) Bibliographic reference: Chalmers, G. 1887-94. Caledonia: or a historical and topographical account of North Britain. Vol.2, 525.
- (4) Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Site Visit.