Sunday, October 22, 2006

CHIRNSIDE (Scottish Borders)

A strange looking church in the Borders Region of Scotland. It appears to have a another tower behind the dumpy west tower, and spreads to the north with an aisle and what may be an outer hall.

NT8656 : Chirnside Parish Church by Kevin Rae

Chirnside Parish Church

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(Photograph by Kevin Rae, on Geograph. He writes there "A beautiful Parish Church with a large and very well kept Graveyard, The church was founded in Norman times although all that survives from that time is the arch above the south west door. In 1904 when Lady Tweedmouth (An aunt of Sir Winston Churchill) died her husband remodelled the church where she is buried adding the tower seen in my Photograph in her memory.")

1 comment:

  1. Hi Phil - we stay near Chirnside occasionally - that 'other tower behind' is the top of an ornate tower stair turret. Ladykirk near here is worth a visit... - Simon