Kinross, parish

Grid reference

NO 128 018 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

312800 701800

Latitude

56.200875439911805

Longitude

-3.4056455532148804

Nearby places

Mary's Knowe, Kinross (0.81 miles)

Fergusknowe, settlement Kinross (1.5 miles)

St Ninian's Chapel, Kinross (1.51 miles)

Croftmartin, Orwell (1.56 miles)

Orwell, parish (1.67 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

NGR for Kinross Old Parish Church, on the west shore of Loch Leven.

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Orwell, parish (formerly)

Parish details

Kinross, originally containing Orwell.

Parish TLA

KNS

County

Kinross-shire

Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

Granted with its chapel of Orwell to Dunfermline Abbey by Robert I in 1314, the church was confirmed to the uses of the abbey by William bp. of St Andrews in that year. However, this did not become effective till 1317, both parsonage and vicarage revenues then passing to the abbey, while the cure became a vicarage pensionary. It so remained at the Reformation, still being conjoined with Orwell, which by then, however, appears to have attained parochial status (Dunf. Reg. nos. 341-3, 351, 572, 584; CPL iv, 184; Ass. 33; Morton Papers - Box 43, March 1561). Cowan 1967, 116.