Lintrathen, parish

Grid reference

NO 285 546 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

328500 754600





Nearby places

St Maddan's Church, Airlie (2.59 miles)

Airlie, parish (2.59 miles)

St Madden's, settlement, Airlie (2.6 miles)

St Madden's Well, Airlie (2.6 miles)

Kingoldrum, parish (3.05 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


Present church built here on the site of its predecessor. A fragment of Celtic cross-slab survives in the fabric of the church.

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

Apparently an independent parsonage at time of Bagimond (1274), the parsonage was annexed to Inchmahome by 1431, when presentation was made to the vicarage by ‘ancient custom’, this annexation thereafter continuing (CPL viii, 203; SHS Misc. vi, 38; RS, 402, 300v; APS iv, 344; RSS lv, 122v). Cowan 1967, 133. According to Spalding Misc. iv, 118, in 1447 the house or toft of the bell of St Meddan (campana Sancti Medani) lay next to the church of Lintrathen. The strong Medan associations in both Lintrathen and Airlie suggest that they may at an early date have formed one ecclesiastical (and secular) unit. See my letter to G.W.S.B. 18.12.01.