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CHURCH formerly Chapel Church (Ph) [Parish]
Church (Ph) [Parish]
James Sproat
John McDougall
011 [Situation] About 1 1/4 Mile E.N.E. [East North East] from Little Spott.
A small edifice, Said to of very ancient date, there is but little of the original now remaining, the greater portion of it being rebuilt and repaired from time to time. Its interior is fitted up with Sittings &c Capable of containing about 350 persons. The ministers Stipend varies according to the fiars of the Co. [County] The parish minister says that this church was formerly a chapel Subordinate to the mother church of Dunbar and was Served by a priest & two Singing boys There is a well near it Called St John's well from which it is probable that it was dedicated to St John but the minister says there is no record as to what was the dedicatory name
"This Church of old a chapel of Dunbar as we have seen. The patronage belonged to the Earl of Dunbar and March and when he was attainted in January 1434-5 the advowson fell to the crown" Chalmers Caledonia. vol. [volume] 2 p. [page] 539.
"The Church of Spott is very old. The precise date of the building of it is unknown. It was repaired in 1790 and though in a quite sufficient state cannot be said to be very Comfortable. It is seated for 350 The whole of the Sittings are free" New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Haddington page 231.

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