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Legerwood Parish Church
Modern parish church incorporating a 12th century Norman chancel.
Church History |
|Distance from Town:||
10.6km / 6.5 miles|
NT 5940 4342|
|History of site:||
There has been a church on this site from at least as early as 1127, when John, priest of “Ledgaresude” bore witness to a charter. In 1164 Walter de Lauder granted the church to the monks of Paisley Abbey, who held it until the Reformation in 1650. “Walter, Vicar of Lichardswode (Legerwood)” was among the Scottish nobility who swore fealty to King Edward I of England after his capture of Berwick in 1296. Despite later remodelling, the church retains its Norman chancel arch and other carved stones.
Unrestricted Access (during daylight hours)|
Church of Scotland|