St Oswald's Church, Whittingehame

Grid reference

NT 590 740 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

359000 674000





Altitude (metres)



East Lothian

Nearby places

Whittingehame, parish (0.44 miles)

Garvald & Bara, parish (1.92 miles)

Garvald, former parish, Garvald & Baro (1.92 miles)

Rood Well, Dunbar, Stenton (2.06 miles)

St Baldred's Whirl, Prestonkirk (2.3 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



NMRS records the presence of a former chapel or church of Whittingehame here, and a long-cist burial ground containing around 200 burials is also recorded nearby, in or near a field called Kirklands. See NMRS Canmore ID 56402 and 57842. The evidence for this church or chapel being dedicated to St Oswald is found in John Major's 'History of Greater Britain' (p. 93), in which he writes 'One Church I know founded in his honour in Lothian: Whttingham, to wit, distant two miles from Gleghornie' (this latter being Major's birthplace, about two miles from North Berwick) (cited by Mackinlay 1914, 234). Major was in a good position to know the dedication of this local church.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Whittingehame, parish