St Findoca's Church, Findo Gask

Grid reference

NN 995 186 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

299500 718600

Latitude

56.34914699080392

Longitude

-3.6263402669392883

Altitude (metres)

80

County

Perthshire

Nearby places

Findo Gask, parish (0 miles)

Lawrencefield, Findo Gask (0.5 miles)

Trinity Well, Trinity Gask (2.01 miles)

Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Gask (2.06 miles)

Trinity Gask, parish (2.06 miles)

Object Classification

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

This name is a hypothetical one. There is no record of the occurrence of the name, and the dedication of the church to Findoca arises from historical speculation rather than any strong evidence. The Aberdeen Breviary on 13 October states that 'Fyndoca apud archidiaconatum Dumblanensis dyocesis uenera(n)tur' (Findoca is venerated at [the church of] the archdiaconate of Dumblane diocese). Perhaps because the place-name 'Findo' echoes 'Findoca', and because in the late middle ages the church of Findo Gask was annexed to the prebend of the archdeacon of Dumblane, scholars have suggested that Findo Gask was dedicated to St Findoca.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Findo Gask, parish

Within Findo Gask, parish