NT5981 : St Mary’s Church Whitekirk

taken 2 months ago, near to Whitekirk, East Lothian, Great Britain

St Mary’s Church Whitekirk
St Mary’s Church Whitekirk
The tiny village of Whitekirk in East Lothian is dominated by this impressive red stone church. St Mary’s is the Parish Church of Tyninghame and Whitekirk. It is one of the few rural parish churches still in active use in Scotland which can trace its origins back to Medieval times and beyond. St Mary’s origins date to 1100’s when it served as a Parish Church under the authority of Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh.
The original church was coated with white lime-wash and hence the name of the village.
From the 1300’s miracles began to be reported by people drinking at a nearby well dedicated to St Baldred. Whitekirk soon became a major centre for pilgrimage.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 April, 2021   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 29 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  People, Events  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5963 8152 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.4925N 2:38.9563W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5963 8151
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