Inchmarnoch, settlement, GTG

Grid reference

NO 423 962 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

342300 796200







Nearby places

St Nathalan's Church, Tullich (2.2 miles)

Tullich, former parish, GTG (2.2 miles)

St Nachalan's Well, GTG (3.29 miles)

Glentanar, former parish, Aboyne & Glentanar (3.53 miles)

Glenmuick, former parish, GTG (3.7 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



This settlement sits on a haugh on the south side of the River Dee. It is not so named on OS 6 inch 1st edn, where it appears as Milton of Ballaterach; it appears on Roy (mid-eighteenth century) as Millhouse. There is an island on the River Dee at NO423966, 340 metres north of the settlement. A chapel is said to have been found on the island, along with some burials and a cross-slab (NMRS, Canmore ID: 33985. According to Watson & Allan the name derives from that of the island, but this is by no means certain, as Inch (G innis) is used for flat riverside lands or haughs. They add that 'there was a former chapel on an island in the Dee here. Annual games were held near there, and old people told Diack (ms) that they called this 'haudan their Marnan'. It was also referred to as 'the Marnoch shooting'. Inchmarnoch is now a group of houses east of Pannanich, but locally it is also commonly used for the area round about, including all the flat farmland' (p. 94).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Glenmuick Tullich & Glengairn