Church of the Holy Rude
Behind the church is Cowane’s Hospital , built as an almshouse in 1637 by the merchant John Cowane.
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Church of the Holy Rude information
The Church of the Holy Rude has been the town’s parish church for 600 years and James VI was crowned here in 1567. The nave and tower date from 1456, and the church has one of the few surviving medieval open-timber roofs. Stunning stained-glass windows and huge stone pillars create a powerful effect.