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Mainly 17th and 18th century parish church which incorporates 12th century fragments.
Church History |
|Distance from Town:||
12.5km / 8 miles|
NT 6487 3640|
|History of site:||
David de Olifard founded Smailholm church in the 12th century, in return for being granted the manor of Smailholm by King David I. This church was subsequently granted to the Benedictine monks of Coldingham Priory. Most of Scotland’s medieval churches have been abandoned and demolished since the Reformation of 1560, but Smailholm church has continued in use to the present day, with various reconstructions and modifications. Surviving Norman work in the chancel includes three blocked, round-headed windows, which are set in walls of evenly coursed ashlar.
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Church of Scotland|