Scotlands History

Dalmeny Church

In the small village of Dalmeny, near South Queensferry, lies one of the most complete Romanesque churches in Britain. Dalmeny Parish Church was built in the 12th century.

Dalmeny Church boasts a beautiful Norman doorway. The carvings in stone arch include a fabulous beasts, grotesque heads and astrological figures. The nave, apse and transept of the church all date to the 12th century.

The church was probably founded c.1160 by Gospatric III, Earl of Dunbar, whose grandfather had fled into exile in Scotland from William the Conqueror.

  • Drawing of the interior of a church with high vaulted ceilings

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