Swinton Kirk

Swinton Kirk

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Swinton, TD11 3JJ
Local Authority: Scottish Borders
Listing: B


Church Overview

Swinton Kirk has been greatly altered, but the south and east walls are 1,000 years old and the aumbry can still be seen. The last renovation (1910) was by Robert Lorimer. The 1499 bell was rung as a death knell after Flodden (1513). Behind the communion table is an effigy of Alan Swinton (1200), while the oldest stone coat-of-arms in Britain (the Swinton’s) is above the gallery door. The windows are made of squares of ancient glass.


11.15 am on the 1st and 5th Sundays of the month

Opening Arrangements

Open during daylight hours

toilets available

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Swinton Kirk


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