St Fillan's Priory, Killin

Grid reference

NN 359 284 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

235900 728400





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Strath Fillan, former parish, Killin (0 miles)

Holy Pool, St Fillan's Pool, Killin (0.61 miles)

Strath Fillan, valley, Killin (1.48 miles)

Coire Chaluim, Killin (2.85 miles)

Beinn Chaluim, Killin (2.89 miles)

Object Classification



Is linear feature?



Only some parts of the walls remain. An early cross-slab survives from the graveyard just north of the church, indicating the existence of a church or chapel here long before it was granted to Inchaffray Abbey by Robert I in 1318, as also does the record of an abbot of Glendochart in a law-text of the twelfth century. It appears from this abbot's title, and from the description of this site as 'capella Sancti Felani in [G]lendochred' in 1318, that Strath Fillan, which runs down to the head of Glen Dochart, was formerly regarded as part of that glen. The place became a priory of Augustinians when it was granted to the Abbot and Canons of Inchaffray i February 1318 (Inchaffray Chrs. no. 126).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Killin, parish

Within Strath Fillan, former parish, Killin

Within Strath Fillan, former parish, Killin (formerly)

Relationships with other places

Adjacent Holy Pool, St Fillan's Pool, Killin

840 m distant