St Mary's Nunnery, Haddington

Grid reference

NT 534 746 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

353400 674600

Latitude

55.9621933494841

Longitude

-2.7465319325797366

Altitude (metres)

40

County

East Lothian

Nearby places

St Martin's Church, Haddington (0.97 miles)

St Martin's Gate, Haddington (1.03 miles)

St Anne's Chapel, Haddington (1.16 miles)

St Mary's Church, Haddington (1.17 miles)

Haddington, parish (1.17 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

NMRS records: This was one of the largest Scottish nunneries. It was founded by Ada, countess of Northumberland and Huntingdon, for Cistercian nuns, before 1159. It was burned by the English in 1335/6 and in 1554, and was secularised in 1621. Though no trace of it remained in 1853, remains were extant within living memory, and the site was pointed out by local informants who could remember them. I B Cowan and D E Easson 1976; Name Book 1853; D E Easson and G Donaldson 1955 (Canmore ID: 56492)

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Haddington, parish