NT7449 : Polwarth Kirk

near to Polwarth, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Polwarth Kirk
Polwarth Kirk
Polwarth Kirk sits at the top of a hill on a side road. Polwarth Kirk was made famous as the hiding place of Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth in the 1680s. If you visit the Kirk you will find on the external walls around the church small plaques telling you the legends of the church and translating the Latin inscriptions. One of the translations tells us that there was a church on this site in the year 900, The church was unusual in the fact that it has a crypt. It is said that Sir Patrick Home hid in the crypt in the 1684. On the east gable of the Kirk is a grate at ground level which looks down into the Crypt. Above the grate is a plaque with a description of who is interred within the crypt. It is quite dark as you look in and all you can really see is the outline of 4 coffins which lie below ground level.
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Saturday, 8 March, 2003   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 749 494 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:44.2889N 2:23.9925W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 750 494
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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