Aberlady, parish

Grid reference

NT 461 798 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

346100 679800





Nearby places

St Mary's Chapel, Aberlady (0 miles)

St Mungo's Wells, ~well, Haddington (2.12 miles)

St Andrew's Church, Dirleton (2.15 miles)

Dirleton, parish (aka Gullane) (2.15 miles)

Mungoswells, settlement Haddington (2.21 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for 15th-century rubble-built church, probably built as successor to a chapel of the BVM at the same site. NMRS records the presence of a fragment of an Anglian cross-slab found here in 1863. Canmore ID: 54866.


Relationships with other parishes

Contains Gladsmuir, modern parish (formerly)

Relationships with other places

Contains St Mary's Chapel, Aberlady

Parish details


Parish TLA



East Lothian

Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The lands of Aberlady belonged to the bishops of Dunkeld from at least the mid 12th c. (Dryburgh Liber 70), and the parsonage would appear to have likewise pertained, for only the vicarage appears in Bagimond (72). Still a mensal church at the Reformation (Ass. 317). The vicarage was reputed to have been erected into a prebend of Dunkeld by Bp. Thomas Lauder (1452-81), and was certainly so by 1469 (Myln, Vitae, 24; RMS ii no. 1056; RSS iv no. 1034; v no. 2314). Cowan 1967, 3.