Rattray, parish

Grid reference

NO 189 457 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

318900 745700





Nearby places

Blairgowrie, parish (0.68 miles)

St Fink, settlement Bendochy (1.81 miles)

St Fink, eccles. Bendochy (1.81 miles)

Tullyfergus, Bendochy (1.93 miles)

Kinloch, parish (formerly Lundeiff) (2.54 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


Parish church built in 1820 on or close to the site of the medieval church.

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Assigned as the prebend of the sub-chanter of Dunkeld by Gregory bp. of Dunkeld 1147-69, the church nevertheless only appears as a simple prebend in 1274, as it does in 1345 (Myln, Vitae, 5; Bag. 73; CPL iii 149). There is no doubt however that the parsonage was annexed to the sub-chantry of Dunkeld at the Reformation, the cure being a vicarage perpetual, and it would therefore appear likely that this was so in the 12th c. (Ass 306v; Reg. of Pres. i, 106v; RMS iii no.2597). Cowan 1967, 169. Rogers 1992, 187-90. The whole parish originally comprised of 2 lordships: Rattray and Glenballoch (Rogers 1992, 189). . A detached part of Rattray was annexed to Kirkmichael KRK in 1891 viz Bleaton, Bleaton Hallet, Dalvattan, Drumlin. Shennan 1892, 219.