Edrom Arch

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Edrom Arch is all that remains of the old church of the Virgin Mary dating from the 12thC. The church was demolished to make room for a new church built in 1732. someone must have decided the Norman archway of the original door was worth saving. It was re-erected in the churchyard where it forms the entrance to a burial vault. This is dark and dank and not very nice

The doorway is made up of three arches carved with a chevron (zig-zag) which have become very eroded over the years. The carved capitals at the top of the pillars are described as having carved heads with trails of foliage from their mouths, although it is difficult to make out details now.

The new church was firmly locked and there was no information about a key holder.

This is in the care of Historic Scotland. It is only worth going out of your way for if you want to see a Norman archway.

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