The English monk and historian Bede mentions Abercorn as the site of a monastery and seat of Bishop Trumwine who was the only bishop of the Northumbrian see of the Picts. The monastery is now known to have existed close to the present day church. The church itself dates partially from the 12th century, although its most interesting features are the private aisles created for the three major families of the area, the Dalyells, the Hamiltons, and later the Hopes, who had their own enclosure behind the altar built by architect William Bruce. The Hope mausoleum, designed by William Burn, is located adjacent to the kirkyard. Older burial monuments include Norsemen 'hogback' stones, and fragments of 7th century Northumbrian crosses.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Alan Hamer (7 months ago)
Lovely little gem in the middle of nowhere. Tiny museum in the churchyard with carved stone relics from the dark ages. Fabulous.
Martin Russell-Jones (8 months ago)
Quiet backyard Church just behind Hopetoun house
seema kulkarni (9 months ago)
Lovely walking path and ideal for BBQ.... Beach, castle and trees just perfect for picnic
Robert Martin (10 months ago)
A lovely little old church and graveyard. It also has a small museum,( please see photos to see how small this is) showing off very old relics of stone dating back to the 7th century. Lots of very interesting stone work graves to look out for, one even has a bat!! Limited parking and no toilets so be warned. Enjoy your visit.
kevin cooper (11 months ago)
A nice old church. worth a look around
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