St Ninian's Chapel, Rescobie

Grid reference

NO 540 507 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

354000 750700





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Lady's Dowry, Rescobie (0.4 miles)

St Ninian's Loch, Aberlemno (0.45 miles)

Balmadies, settlement, Rescobie (0.92 miles)

Tubirmanyn, well, Rescobie ? (1.31 miles)

Guthrie, parish (1.68 miles)

Object Classification



Is linear feature?



OSA, Rescobie, p. 603: At or near this cemetery there has probably been a chapel or place of worship, but all tradition concerning it has been lost'. Note that nearby OS Balgavies Loch (330 m from the burial ground) is shown as St Ninian's Loch on Pont's map of Lower Angus and Perthshire east of the Tay (1583 x 1596) The burial ground is shown on OS 6 inch map close to Priest's Hillock and Chapel Mires, and a little to the south the farm of Chapelton. It is worth noting that when Rescobie appears in mid-thirteenth-century ecclesiastical taxation lists, it appears with its chapel (e.g. St A. Liber, 36, 'Roscolbyn cum capella') NMRS cites Warden (1880-5) to the effect that the chapel was dedicated to St Madoc. Unless further evidence appears, we should presume that this is an inference from the nearby place-name Balmadies (NO551497), but this is not a secure inference. NMRS: Previous to the Reformation a large part of the eastern end of Rescobie parish formed a separate parochial district. The church and churchyard stood on what is now Chapeltown farm. All trace of the building has disappeared. J Carrie 1881. There are 18 stones in the Chapeltown burial-ground, the oldest decipherable date being 1625. New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Rescobie, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Ninian's Loch, Aberlemno

330 m to east

Adjacent Tubirmanyn, well, Rescobie ?