St Causnan's Church, Dunnichen

Grid reference

NO 511 488 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

351100 748800







Nearby places

Dunnichen, parish (0.06 miles)

St Causnan's Well, Dunnichen (0.12 miles)

Tubirmanyn, well, Rescobie ? (0.93 miles)

Kirkden, aka Idvies, parish (1.55 miles)

St Ninian's Loch, Aberlemno (1.89 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



The cult of 'Sancti Constantini' was recorded in the sixteenth century by Aberdeen Calendar (p. 261) at 'Dunnechtyn'. The well was renamed Camperdown Well in honour of the Battle of Camperdown in 1797 (NMRS). OSA Dunnichen, i, 422 (1793): 'The church is small and old. It was dedicated to St Causnan. ... A large well near the church also bears his name. ... The falls of snow, which generally happen in March all over Great Britain, is in this neighbourhood called St Causnan's Flaw'. The same source records 'an old established fair on the second wednesday of March Old Style, called the Fair of St Causnan'. NMRS records Wainwright's finding of the remains 'on what had been a possibly artificial islet on the northern edge of the now drained Mire of Dunnichen' in 1948. The islet is said to have been separated from the solid ground by a deep ditch crossed by a bridge (New Statistical Account [NSA] 1845).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Dunnichen, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Causnan's Well, Dunnichen