List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CHURCH on the Site of Dunbar Collegiate Church Church
Revd [Reverend] J. Burnet
J. Anderson
006 [Situation] A little to the S. [South] West from The Cottages
A handsome gothic built church erected in 1821 at a cost of about £5.000. containing sittings for 1800 persons. it stands (according to Chalmers) on the site of the old collegiate church founded in 1342 by Patrick 10th Earl of Dunbar & March, round the Church is a considerable burial ground, there is a superb monument in the Church to the memory of George Home, Earl of Dunbar who died at Whitehall in 1611. The present minister is the Revd [Reverend] John Jaffray who receives a stipend of about £700 per Annum.

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[page] 34
Parish of Dunbar
Page in Fs [Forms] 136
[106] - Church

[Note] -- This edifice is built upon the site of the ancient
Church of Dunbar, which was collegiate, and the first establishment
of the Kind in Scotland. The present church was built in
1821 and has no dedicatory name. The old church was
converted into a collegiate charge in 1342 by Patrick tenth
Earl of Dunbar and confirmed by the Archbishop of St.
Andrews. It escaped destruction at the reformation, and
with some slight repairs, continued to be used as a place
of worship untill 1821. The present structure is the
Parochial Church of Dunbar

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Forms 136 page number lost in fold.

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Moira L- Moderator, Stuart Johnston