St. Ninians (old) Kirk is located in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire. There has been a church dedicated to St. Ninian on this site since the 9th century. The site has probably been in use for community/ceremonial purposes since the iron age.
Today all that remains is the gable wall and bell tower from the old kirk. This building was last refurbished in 1734 and fell into disrepair when the new church was constructed, 1/4 of a mile away in 1772. These remains are “B” listed. The graveyard has graves dating from 1651 to 1882.
It is rumoured that the old Kirk will be demolished and the graves moved in the not too distant future to make way for new luxuary housing. This must be opposed The history and tranquility St Ninians gives to the village must not be swept away for an overpriced development.
The kirk is the subject of a re-construction model
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