Hownam Parish Church

Grid reference

NT 777 192 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

377700 619200





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Hownam, parish (0 miles)

Andrew's Knowe, Hownam (1.93 miles)

Whitton Chapel, eccl., Morebattle (2.32 miles)

Holywell Sike, Morebattle (2.36 miles)

Mow, former parish, Morebattle (2.61 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



Hownam kirk appears to be based on medieval foundation, but heavily restructured and repaired. NMRS report is as follows: "(NT 7776 1927) Hownam parish church is mentioned in 1185, and was the property of Jedburgh Abbey in 1220. Orig Paroch Scot 1851 (H Scott et al ed.) Once cruciform, when remodelled and shortened in 1752, this church became a rectangular cell. The fabric, extensively repaired in 1844 and later, is now virtually modern, but in the S wall there remains a round-headed doorway which dates from the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. The earliest tombstone in the churchyard dates from the late 17th century. RCAHMS 1956, visited 1948. This church, which is as described, is still in use. Visited by OS(RD) 23 May 1968." NB: OPS records a chapel dedicated to St Mary on lands of "Rasawe", with suggetsion that this is Raeshaw. I have not yet identified this place.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Hownam, parish