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Dalmeny Church : Kirk Building

Historic Scottish Church, West Lothian, Scotland

post updated 29 October 2023

Location: Dalmeny Village, neat South Queensferry

Dalmeny Church, South Queensferry Kirk, West Lothian
St Cuthbert’s Parish Church building photograph by Adrian Welch

Dalmeny Kirk

Dalmeny Kirk Building – St Cuthbert’s Parish Church

The church, is also known as St Cuthbert’s Parish Church.

Dalmeny Church is reputed to be the most complete example of Romanesque architecture extant in Scotland.

Stone Masons moved to Dalmeny Church after working at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife – begun 1128, finished by 1150.

Dalmeny Church Building History

This church was founded in the 12th century by Gospatric whose grandfather had fled from William the Conqueror.

The church is recognised as the finest Norman/Romanesque parish church still in use in Scotland. It is also one of the most complete in the United Kingdom.

The kirk building only lacks its original western tower. This architectural feature was replaced in a sympathetic style in 1937 having been long absent.

The most notable feature is the ornate archway framing the small main entrance door on the south side. The aisleless nave, choir and apse survive almost complete from the 12th century.

Dalmeny House

Churches to Visit in Scotland
10 Years Commemoration Volume
Scotland’s Churches Scheme, John R. Hume (Illustrator)
Paperback 429pp (2004) Publisher: NMS Enterprises Limited
Publishing ISBN: 1901663868
Churches to Visit in Scotland


Dalmeny is a village and civil parish in Scotland. It is located on the south side of the Firth of Forth, 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of South Queensferry and 8 miles (13 km) west of Edinburgh city centre.

The community lies within the traditional boundaries of West Lothian, and falls under the local governance of the City of Edinburgh Council.
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmeny

Dalmeny House

Scottish Church Building Designs

Major Scottish Church Property Designs – architecture selection below:

An ancient religious building in the Scottish capital:
Duddingston Kirk

Scottish Churches

St Vincent Street Church

Scottish Kirk Buildings

Scottish Kirk Designs – key architectural selection for Scotland:

Caledonia Road Church, Glasgow

Destiny Church Glasgow

Queens Cross Church, Glasgow

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