Orwell, parish

Grid reference

NO 146 038 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

314600 703800





Nearby places

Croftmartin, Orwell (0.39 miles)

Mary's Knowe, Kinross (1.14 miles)

Maryfield, settlement Portmoak (1.19 miles)

Kinross, parish (1.67 miles)

St Serf's Island, Portmoak (2.42 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for Orwell Old Parish Church, by Loch Leven.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Kinross, parish (formerly)

Relationships with other places

Contains Croftmartin, Orwell

Parish details

Orwell formerly part of Kinross KNS

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

Kinross church was granted with its chapel of Orwell to Dunfermline Abbey by Robert I in 1314, the church was confirmed to the uses of the abbey by William bp. of St Andrews in that year. However, this did not become effective till 1317, both parsonage and vicarage revenues then passing to the abbey, while the cure became a vicarage pensionary. It so remained at the Reformation, still being conjoined with Orwell, which by then, however, appears to have attained parochial status (Dunf. Reg. nos. 341-3, 351, 572, 584; CPL iv, 184; Ass. 33; Morton Papers - Box 43, March 1561). Cowan 1967, 116.