NT8347 : Swinton Kirk

taken 9 years ago, near to Swinton, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Swinton Kirk
Swinton Kirk
This 1729 kirk was extensively rebuilt on an earlier site of medieval fragments with later additions in 1782, 1837 and 1910. Although the first written record of a church on this site is in 1098, Christian worship has taken place in Swinton for over 1300 years. The bell, called Mary, is also known as the Flodden Bell, as it was rung in 1513 to sound the death of King James IV and many of his followers at the Battle of Flodden. The bell is inscribed:-

“MARIA EST NOMEN MEUM, 1499”
(Mary is my name, 1499)

(Source: Borders and Berwick, an Architectural Guide by Charles Alexander Strang and a Swinton Kirk information leaflet).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 March, 2009
Category
Kirk   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8388 4763 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:43.3090N 2:15.4911W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8387 4760
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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