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Haddington, St. Martin's Kirk

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9561 / 55°57'22"N

Longitude: -2.7686 / 2°46'7"W

OS Eastings: 352104

OS Northings: 673944

OS Grid: NT521739

Mapcode National: GBR 2S.XMYJ

Mapcode Global: WH7TY.FKTB

Entry Name: Haddington, St. Martin's Kirk

Scheduled Date: 31 December 1921

Last Amended: 1 December 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90159

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: church

Location: Haddington

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian


This monument consists of the substantial remains of the 12th-century church of St. Martin. It has been scheduled since 1921 by dint of being in Guardianship. It is being rescheduled now to formalise the scheduled area and to include an area of archaeological sensitivity in the vicinity.

The surviving building is a simple rectangular structure to which a vault was added in the thirteenth century along with buttresses to take the additional weight. The chancel has been demolished but the footings were found at the end of the last century. The church was originally attached to the nunnery at Haddington and appears to have remained as a place of worship until after the Reformation.

The area to be scheduled is defined to the E and W by the low boundary walls approximately 10m out from the E and W ends of the nave. To the N and S the area extends 10m out from the wall of the building. The area measures approximately 40m ENE-WSW by 30m transversely and is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as the well preserved remains of a substantial 12th-century church. The archaeology of the site has the potential to add to our understanding of the medieval Church, in particular reforming of the Church under David I.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 SW 5.
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St. Martin's Church, Haddington
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Designation TypeListed Building (B)StatusRemoved

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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