Whittingehame, parish

Grid reference

NT 595 745 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

359500 674500





Nearby places

St Oswald's Church, Whittingehame (0.44 miles)

Rood Well, Dunbar, Stenton (1.74 miles)

St Baldred's Whirl, Prestonkirk (2 miles)

St Baldred's Well, Prestonkirk (2.05 miles)

Prestonkirk, parish, aka Linton ELO (2.06 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



The NGR given is for St Oswald's Chapel, later church, which is thought to be the original site of the kirk of this parish (once it finally became a parish, though it was always dependent on Dunbar). For the chapel see NMRS, Canmore ID 56402.


Parish details

Whittingehame;dependent on Dunbar.

Parish TLA



East Lothian

Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

The church was only quasi-parochial, being largely dependent on Dunbar DBR, although parsons do appear in 13th c. (Bag. 102). In 1342 it was erected with all its teinds as the prebend of the dean in the collegiate church of Dunbar, a vicar pensioner thenceforward serving the parish (ibid. 92, Reg. of Pres. i, 50v; Assumptions 180). Cowan 1967, 210. Mackinlay ACDS-NS, 234-5, gives no evidence for his assertion that the church was dedicated to Oswald. Precise site of the medieval kirk remains uncertain. See also Binns 1995, 249 in Stancliffe & Cambridge 1995. For possible context of Oswald dedication, see Cambridge 1995, 155-6 ibid..