The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Selkirk, Borders

Selkirk on Wikipedia.

Old O.S. maps mark a Baptist Chapel on The Valley. This source says it was originally West United Presbyterian Church (1850) and after moving to a new church on Ettrick Terrace in 1890, their old building was taken over by a Baptist Congregation. They moved to a new church on Back Row about 100 years later, and their old building demolished (before 2008 - Streetview) some years later after a period in secular use. As of 2021 the site remains un-developed.
Some photos are available on Canmore. NT 4688 2852. The current Church on Back Row was seen by Streetview in 2021. NT 4719 2854. Link.

Forest United Free Church stood on Tower Street, at NT 4727 2853, and is dated to 1843-1916 here, where there is also a photo. A modern house stands on the site - seen by Streetview in 2021.

Heatherlie Parish Church stood between Yarrow Terrace and Buccleugh Road at NT 4634 2850. Its POWiS entry dates it to 1874, and it was demolished in the late 1990's or later. A plan and some photos are available on Canmore. A house stands on the site today, seen here by Streetview in 2021.

The Lawson Memorial Church (the parish church) was built as Selkirk First United Presbyterian Church in 1880. NT 4723 2867.  C.M. Livingston. Another view, James Murray (2009). Link. Category B listed.

The remains of the Old Parish Church stand on Kirk Wynd, at NT 4701 2839. Seen by Streetview in 2021, it's dated here to 1748.

Our Lady and St. Joseph (R.C.) on High Street. NT 4711 2868.  C.M. Livingston. Link. Category C listed, wherein it's dated to 1866.

St. John the Evangelist (Episcopal) on Bleachfield Road and Shawpark Road, as seen by Streetview in 2010. Its category B listing dates it to 1867-9. NT 4745 2899. Link.

A former Church stands at the junction of Dovecot Park and Scott's Place. Unidentified except as Ch., or Church, on available maps, a 2019 news item discusses plans for conversion, and advises that it had been closed two years earlier - but it also fails to identify the church more closely. However, 2008 Streetviews shows that it was U.R.C., signboard, church. The Category C listing says it was originally Congregational. NT 4728 2879.





04 March 2023

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