Church of St Drostan, Lochlee

Grid reference

NO 431 801 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

343100 780100

Latitude

56.90889050920638

Longitude

-2.9344834872768035

Altitude (metres)

280

County

Angus

Nearby places

Lochlee, modern parish (0 miles)

Droustie's Well, Lochlee (0.78 miles)

Bride's Bed, Lochlee (2.44 miles)

Droustie's Meadow, Lochlee (3.29 miles)

Tillyoran, settlement Lochlee (5.66 miles)

Object Classification

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Aberdeen Breviary, for the feast of St Drostan, notes that he built a church in Glenesk, leading the life of a hermit there (ubi uitam heremiticam ducens, in loco que dicitur Glenesk ecclesiam construxit) (Ab. Brev. (Macquarrie) 6). NMRS indicates that it is not certain that the present ruin occupies the site referred to by the Aberdeen Breviary. The church was burned down in 1645 by the Marquis of Montrose, and the present remains are probably those of its replacement.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Lethnot, former parish, Lethnot & Navar (formerly)

Within Lochlee, modern parish

Within Lochlee, modern parish