St John's Chapel, Herdmanston, Saltoun

Grid reference

NT 471 698 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

347100 669800

Latitude

55.91841352053084

Longitude

-2.846505113492245

Altitude (metres)

70

County

East Lothian

Nearby places

St Michael's Church, Saltoun (1.26 miles)

Saltoun, parish (1.26 miles)

Gladsmuir, modern parish (1.26 miles)

Pencaitland, parish (1.8 miles)

Bolton, parish (2.23 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

See NMRS for description of thirteenth-century remains, barrel vaulting, and foundation by John Sinclair of Herdmanston. See Dryb. Lib. no. 191 for John Sinclair's agreement with Dryburgh Abbey over the respective rights of his new chapel (which is not named except as being at Hirdmanstoun) and its mother-church of Saltoun. In recognition of the right of the mother-church, Sinclair confirms to the abbot and convent (of Dryburgh) two acres of land in his territory of Hirdmanstoun which lie next to the monks' land of Saultoun, which he has had measured and of which he has placed the monks in possession.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Saltoun, parish