St Martins Kirk, Haddington
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The roofless nave is all that remains of the church. The chancel was torn down at the Reformation, leaving only the simple rectangular structure we see now. The chancel arch in the east wall still stands, and there is a Romanesque piscina to the south of the arch, and round-headed windows and door openings.
One curious feature is a number of square holes in the walls. You would assume they are putlog holes for bracing scaffolding during construction, but Historic Scotland, who look after the site, don't seem to be convinced. But if they aren't meant for scaffolding, then what are they? St Martin's is an open site, accessible at any reasonable time.
About St Martins Kirk, Haddington
Address: Haddington, Lothian, Scotland
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On the A1
Website: St Martins Kirk, Haddington
Photo Credit: M J Richardson, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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