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Legerwood Parish Church

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    WAR MEMORIAL PLAQUES
  • Canmore ID
    55925
  • Site type
    CHURCH, WAR MEMORIAL(S) (20TH CENTURY)
  • Parish
    LEGERWOOD
  • Council
    BERWICKSHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 59404 43425
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.682599N, 2.647181W
  • Archeological notes
    NT54SE 28.00 59404 43425 NT54SE 28.01 59409 43405 Churchyard NT54SE 49 59361 43468 Glebe House (Manse) (NT 59404 43425). It is not known when Legerwood parish church was built; from an inscription that it bears, it appears to have been considerably repaired in 1717. Name Book 1857 On plan, this church has consisted of a rectangular nave and chancel dating from the Norman period. The nave, which measures 47ft 10ins by 27ft 9ins externally, has been used as the parish church since the Reformation, but it is now so altered and repaired that no outstanding features of interest remain. The chancel, however (noted as roofless and ruinous - 3) is one of the best examples of Norman work in the district, measuring about 17ft 4ins square within walls varying from 2 to 3ft in thickness. For many years it was used as a private burial vault, the opening of the chancel arch being filled up with solid masonry. This has recently been removed and the interior space again added to the church. Indications of a splayed base-course exist at the foot of the nave walls, which seems to show that the modernised nave has been built on the old foundations. A piece of stone, carved in relief with a Celtic interlaced design, is built into the S wall of the church, near the W end, and on the corner is a double sundial dated 1682. RCAHMS 1915, visited 1912; D MacGibbon and T Ross 1896
  • Architectural notes
    NMRS REFERENCE: Repaired in 1717 and 1804

Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 55925 (9/1/1926)
    View from SW.
  • 55925 (1926)
    Interior. General view.
  • 55925 (1970)
    View of headstone to George Gray d. 1762, Legerwood Parish Churchyard.
  • 55925 ()
    Interior. Detial of mural monument.
  • 55925 (1989)
    Interior. Detail of mural monument.
  • 55925 ()
    Interior. Detail of chancel arch.
  • 55925 (1940)
    Interior. View of chancel arch.
  • 55925 (1940)
    Interior. Detail of N respond of chancel arch.
  • 55925 (1956)
    Detail of carved corner quion.
  • 55925 (1956)
    View from S.
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of tomb of John Ker Moristoun (1691)
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. View of tomb of John Ker Moristoun (1691)
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. View of tomb of John Ker Moristoun (1691)
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of S chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of S chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of S chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of S chancel arch pier
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of S chancel arch pier
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of N chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of N chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of N chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of N chancel arch pier
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of N chancel arch pier
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. View of chancel arch from W
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. View of chancel arch from W
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. View of chancel
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. View of chancel
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    View from S
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    View from S
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    View from SW
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    View from SW
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    View from SE
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    View from SE

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1356774 (1970)
    View of headstone to George Gray d. 1762, Legerwood Parish Churchyard.
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of tomb of John Ker Moristoun (1691)
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. View of tomb of John Ker Moristoun (1691)
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of S chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of S chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of S chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of S chancel arch pier
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of N chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of N chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of N chancel arch pier capitals
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. Detail of N chancel arch pier
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. View of chancel arch from W
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    Interior. View of chancel
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    View from S
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    View from SW
  • 55925 (26/6/2002)
    View from SE
  • 1173103 (1940)
    Interior. View of chancel arch.
  • 1173084 (1940)
    Interior. Detail of N respond of chancel arch.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 55925 ()
    Folder of photographs and research notes on Berwickshire gravestones.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 55925 ()
    Detail of ornament in aumbry in chancel wall.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Berwickshire, Sheet XXVI (and extension XXV)1857
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Roxburghshire, Sheet II1859

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Berwick, Sheet 026.031857
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Berwick, Sheet 026.031857