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DUDDINGSTON LOCH

 
 
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DUDDINGSTON LOCH

Designated bird sanctuary, Duddingston Loch, has through the ages served as a hunting ground for successive Kings and was made a Royal Park in the 1600s.

On its shore stands Duddingston Kirk, a 17th century building with 12th century foundations.

Surviving Romanesque features include the Norman Doorway (at the West end of the nave's south wall) which incorporates extraordinary carving including a crucifixion.

The chancel arch within, is typical of this period with dog-tooth pattern and scallop capitals. The manse, in close proximity, is of 1805 and built by Playfair.

The Rev John Thorne named this home 'Edinburgh' with the reason that frequent visitors could be turned away, on account that the owner was in 'Edinburgh'.


 
 

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