Liff, former parish, Liff & Benvie

Grid reference

NO 333 328 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

333300 732800







Nearby places

Liff & Benvie, parish (0 miles)

Fowlis Easter, parish (0.78 miles)

St Marnock's Church, Fowlis Easter (0.78 miles)

Benvie, former parish (Liff & Benvie) (0.9 miles)

Ladyfield, Liff & Benvie (1.82 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for the church built in 1839, replacing the edifice which was built in 1774 close to the foundations of the former church (OSA 1794). These foundations can still be traced NW of the present church' (NMRS). The church is close (126 m) to the boundary of Liff & Benvie (OS 6" 1st edn).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Liff & Benvie, parish

Parish details

Liff part of Liff & Benvie BVX LIB and including Invergowrie IGX

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

Confirmed to the uses of Scone by Richard bp. of St A. 1165x78 along with other churches confirmed by his predecessors in the reigns of Alex I. Malcolm IV and William I both parsonage and vicarage were thereafter annexed, the church, which in the 15th c. was a accounted as a pendicle of Logie-Dundee (q.v.), being sometimes served by a canon, but more frequently by a curate (Scone Lib. nos. 48, 50, 103; CPL x, 499, 504; Prot. Bk. Gray, 6; Ass. 311v). Cowan 1967, 132. Note that the abbacy of Scone rents to Johnne Donaldsoun and Cristiane Patersoun his spouse ‘ane aucht pairt of the toun and landis of the Kirktoun of Liff and the auchtene pairt of the croft callit Kilcrist togidder with the aucht pairt of the landis callit the Brewlandis of the said toun’ (1586 Scone Lib. app. no. 30).