Dirleton, parish (aka Gullane)

Grid reference

NT 480 827 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

348000 682700





Nearby places

St Andrew's Church, Dirleton (0 miles)

St Patrick's Chapel, Dirleton (1 miles)

St Catherine's Chapel, Dirleton (1.87 miles)

St Mary's Chapel, Aberlady (2.15 miles)

Aberlady, parish (2.15 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR given is for the site of the medieval church at Gullane. The parish centre was moved by Act of Parliament in 1612 to Dirleton (RPS 1612/10/34). This move underlies the change in the name of the parish from Gullane to Dirleton, its modern name (RPS 1633/6/119).

Parish details

Dirleton formerly Gullane

Parish TLA



East Lothian

Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

The nunnery of South Berwick had certain rights in this church which were reserved to them when the patronage was granted to Dryburgh Abbey by William de Vaux c.1170 (Dryb. Lib. nos.23, 25). After some controversy South Berwick relinquished most of its claims in 1221, when church confirmed to uses of Dryburgh (ibid. nos. 27, 35-7). The teinds remaining to S. B. eventually fell to Dryburgh with other possessions of that nunnery in 14th c. (RMS i no.832). A perpetual vicarage was created in 1268 being held from time to time by a canon of Dryburgh (Dryb. Lib. no. 40; CPL xii 296; RSS iii no.3030). Cowan 1967, 78-9. No changes mentioned in Shennan 1892.