St Caran's Church, Fetteresso

Grid reference

NO 852 856 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

385200 785600

Latitude

56.961560726027805

Longitude

-2.2434029670884548

Altitude (metres)

40

County

Kincardineshire

Nearby places

Fetteresso, parish (0 miles)

St Bridget's Church, Dunnotter (0.69 miles)

St Kiaran's Well, Fetteresso (1.24 miles)

St Ninian's Den, Dunnottar (1.91 miles)

St Ninian's Well, Dunnottar (1.98 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Circa 1500 the Aberdeen Calendar, 272 refers to the patron as a bishop: 'Sancti Carani episcopi cuius ecclesia de Fetheresso'. In 1510 the Aberdeen Breviary (for 23rd December) celebrates the feast of 'Sancti Carani, episcopi et confessoris, qui apud Fetteresso et Premnecht colitur (the latter of these being Premnay).' Modern OS maps from the second edition on represent the name as St Ciaran's Church, but this is not justified by any earlier reference. The church is close to the Carron Water, which forms the parish boundary. Is it possible that the apparent dedication of the church is actually derived from the river-name?

Relationships with other parishes

Within Fetteresso, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Kiaran's Well, Fetteresso