The church for the delightful twin villages and parish of Yetholm stands on a site in use since David I’s apportionment of parishes. Built by Robert Brown 1837 to replace a small dank thatched affair, it is a rectangular-plan Gothic church of local whinstone with cream sandstone dressings, and a tower to the south. A remodelling in 1935, and the creation of an upper room out of the gallery in the 1970s, gives the interior a lightness belied by the sombre imposing exterior. Stained glass by Ballantine & Son, Edinburgh. The medieval bell is still in use. As the nearest burial ground to Flodden, the graveyard is believed to have interred officers fallen in that battle (1513). Gravestones 17th century.
The Kirk of Yetholm is a Destination Hub on the St Cuthbert Pilgrim Journey.
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