List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ST MARY'S CHURCH (In Ruins) St Mary's Church (in ruins) Thomas Lee Esqr. Haddington
Andrew Beatson Nungate
Lamp of Lothian
002 This name applies to the ruins of a church built in the year 1134 & dedicated to St Mary. David I granted to the priory of St Andrews this church with its chapel & tithes. Fordun styles it Lucerna Laudoniae, the Lamp of Lothian, on account of the beauty of its structure and because being lighted at night it was visible at a a great distance. The quire [choir] and transpet [transept] are now in ruins but the Square Tower which surmounts the Building and is 90 feet high, is entire. The Western part of the cross is now used as a Parish Church. There are a great many tombs now built within it and amongst others is that of the [?] famous John Duke of Lauderdale. There is also buried in the churchyard the Revd. [Reverend] John Brown, author of the sch [school] interpertating [sic] bible. There was 15 altars in this Church and such was the magnificence of this venerable establishment, which was scarcely inferior to any In the diocese of St Andrews in the number of its endowments, it approximated to the church of St Giles in Edinburgh, which it equalled nearly in the extent of its structure. For although the cross aisle in Haddington is 19 feet less, the building is 4 feet longer than the former.

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