St Martin's Church, Haddington

Grid reference

NT 520 739 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

352000 673900





Altitude (metres)



East Lothian

Nearby places

St Martin's Gate, Haddington (0.06 miles)

St Anne's Chapel, Haddington (0.2 miles)

Haddington, parish (0.22 miles)

St Mary's Church, Haddington (0.22 miles)

St John's Church, Haddington (0.38 miles)

Object Classification



Is linear feature?



It gives its name to nearby St Martin's Close, St Martin's Court and St Martin's Gate (OS Digimap). One of these may be the Sanctmartinisgate mentioned in 1621 (RPS 1621/6/66). In the late seventeenth century it was recorded as 'an old Vaulted Chappel, called St Martins Chappel within an inclosed piece of ground. In this place the Inhabitants of the said Village [Nun Gate] still bury their dead' (Geog. Coll. iii, 67). It originally belonged to St Mary's Nunnery, and was a small, rectangular structure comprising nave and chancel, of which the roofless nave is the only structure that remains, though excavations in the nineteenth century revealed the foundations of the chancel. It was built in the twelfth century. In the 17th century, it became a Protestant place of worship but was ultimately allowed to decay. (NMRS)

Relationships with other parishes

Within Haddington, parish