St Maik's or Mayoca's Church, Drumoak

Grid reference

NO 814 985 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

381400 798500

Latitude

57.077318970664315

Longitude

-2.3068505201862535

Altitude (metres)

25

County

Aberdeenshire

Nearby places

St Maik's Well, Peterculter (0 miles)

Drumoak, parish, alias Dalmaik (0 miles)

Dalmaik, settlement Drumoak (0.68 miles)

Peterculter, parish (2.05 miles)

St Peter's Church, Peterculter (2.05 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The church stands at the eastern boundary of Drumoak (properly Dalmaoc etc., Dal + Mayoca) parish, 55 metres south of St Maik's Well, which lies just on the other side of the boundary in Peterculter parish. The church is also close to the north bank of the River Dee, on the south side of which lies Maryculter parish. Aberdeen Calendar records the feast of 'St Mayoca virgin, not a martyr, one of the nine maidens, to whom [is dedicated] the church of Drumoak' (In Scocia Sancte Mazote virginis non martyris vnius nouem virginum de qua ecclesia de Dalmaok) (Aberdeen Calendar, 272).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Drumoak, parish, alias Dalmaik

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Maik's Well, Peterculter

55 m away, but across the parish boundary