Ratho Parish Church

Ratho Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Baird Road , Ratho , EH28 8RA
Local Authority: Edinburgh
Listing: A

Church Overview

An interesting medieval cruciform church, with later aisles. The east aisle dated 1683, the south 1830. To the west of the south aisle is a 12th-century doorway, partially visible, with scalloped capitals and decorated hoodmould. Twentieth-century refurbishment in 1932 revealed a Celtic cross stone which might suggest early worship on this site. In the south porch is a 13th-century tomb slab belonging to one of the Knights Templar who owned Ratho in the Middle Ages. In the graveyard are several interesting headstones and a panelled coffin formed of a single stone. Organ by Smethurst of Manchester 1964.


Sunday: 11.00am

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Ratho Parish Church


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