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Scottish National Church

Building  From 1719  To 1909

Categories: Religion

From the church's website:

Crown Court Church is unique in its history as the longest-established Presbyterian church in England, dating from 1711. The Church of Scotland has been active in London since the time of James VI, King of Scots, who became King James I of England in 1603. There is some evidence that courtiers of the King who had followed him from Scotland worshipped in a chapel in the precincts of the old Whitehall Palace. This site became known as “Scotland Yard” and subsequently housed the original offices of the Metropolitan Police. There has been a Scottish Kirk on the present site in Covent Garden since 1719.  The current building was completed in 1909, replacing the original.

The ever-valuable British History provides this picture, captioned "The Scotch National Church, Crown Court" but it puzzles us because it does not appear to date from 1719 - more like the late 19th century Victorian Venetian style. Perhaps there were two, or more, buildings prior to the current one.

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Scottish National Church

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Crown Court Church of Scotland

Crown Court Scottish National Church, 1718 - 1909.

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