St Fillan's Hill, Comrie

Grid reference

NN 707 232 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

270700 723200

Latitude

56.38346289008801

Longitude

-4.094348660656617

Altitude (metres)

170

County

Perthshire

Nearby places

St Fillan's Well, Comrie (0.06 miles)

St Fillan's Chair, Comrie (0.06 miles)

St Fillan's Chapel, Comrie (0.31 miles)

St Fillans, settlement Comrie (0.89 miles)

Dalchonzie, settlement Comrie (2.22 miles)

Object Classification

Relief

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

'On the top of green Dunfillan ... is a rocky seat known in the district as Fillan's Chair. Here, according to tradition, the saint sat and gave his blessing to the country around. Twoards the end of last century, and doubtless even later, this chair was associated with a superstitious remedy for rheumatism in the back. The person to be cured sat in the chair, and then, lying on his back, was dragged down the hill by the legs. The influence of the saint lingering about the spot was believed to insure recovery' (Makinlay 1893, 81). ------------ A fort (Dundurn) stood on this hill, which is thought to be the place besieged in the year 683, as recorded in the Annals of Ulster for that year: 'Obsessio Dúin Duirn'. Finds at the site suggest a seventh-century occupation of the fort (NMRS).

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Comrie, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Fillan's Chair, Comrie

Adjacent St Fillan's Chapel, Comrie

Adjacent St Fillan's Well, Comrie