Seton Collegiate Church

[Seton Collegiate Church]

Dating to medieval times, Seton Church was originally built as a parish church, gaining collegiate status three centuries later in the same year that Christopher Columbus discovered America. Today it's a peaceful building set in tranquil woodland a little way back from the main road and car park. Further ruins are dotted around the sun-dappled clearing which surrounds the church. Left damaged in various periods by English ransacking and local militia, the Earl of Wemyss was the most recent person to repair the church after gaining ownership of the estate in the decades following the Jacobite uprising. The stumpy tower isn't the result of war damage - it was just never completed.

[Inside the church]

Name: Seton Collegiate Church ★★☆☆
Location: A198 between Prestonpans and Longniddry, G.R.: NT 418751 / transcribes beamed cope
Open (2017): Daily, April to September
Cost (2017): £4.50 (adults), £2.70 (children), free for Historic Environment Scotland members

[Seton Collegiate Church]

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