St Alchenter's Chapel, Dunipace

Grid reference

NS 823 829 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

282300 682900







Nearby places

St Alchenter's Well, Dunipace (0.22 miles)

Dunipace, parish (0.26 miles)

Sanct Alexanders Cuthill, Dunipace (0.37 miles)

Denny, modern parish (0.75 miles)

Fintry, parish STL (2 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



The 1187 x 1206 reference to 'ecclesia Sancti Alexandri' and the sixteenth-century reference to the 'capelli sancti Alexandri' are taken to refer to the same object, formerly a church and later merely a chapel. For its location, the Cambuskenneth Charter (1187 x 1206) points to the lands around the NGR given, but only vaguely. The description given in Geog. Coll. i, 332(1723)in a section on the parish of Dunipace is more helpful: 'A little south from the house of Kirkland [NS827829] upon the north side of Carron is a little bank of wood in which is a spaw well, famous in old times for severall cures, then much frequented; but at this time not much yet it does service against the collick: This well is called St Alchenters or Alexanders well; thirty or forty yeards bewest this well are the vestiges of a chapel and church yeard called St. Alchenters Chapel'. Mention is also made in 1495 of 'lands of Donypass and St. Alexander's Chapel in sheriffdom of Striveling' (NAS GD1/529/6). On the south side of the River Carron, in the neighbouring parish of Denny, is St Alexander's RC Church (NS 811829). Sclanders Burn (NS 822827)may contain the name Alexander, but earlier forms are required for any certainty about this.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Dunipace, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Alchenter's Well, Dunipace