St Erchard's Church, Kincardine O'Neil

Grid reference

NO 592 996 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

359200 799600

Latitude

57.08576924614933

Longitude

-2.673249538793132

Nearby places

Kincardine O'Neil, parish ABD (0 miles)

St Erchard's Well, Kincardine O'Neil (0.14 miles)

Maryfield, Aboyne & Glentanar (1.67 miles)

Mary Well, well Birse (2.41 miles)

Marywell, settlement, Birse (2.41 miles)

Object Classification

Ecclesiastical

Notes

Though we have no occurrence of this place-name for this place, it is strongly suggested as the dedication of the church by local tradition and by the Aberdeen Calendar: (Ab. Cal.267), 'In Scocia Sancti Yarchardi episcopi apud Kyncardin Aberdonensis dyocesis ... ' Also note that Aberdeen, King College MS 2276 fo. 46v. recorded the name 'Eaglais īarach' for this place, though 'they don't know what it means'. Could it be a mangled form of Yarchard?

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Erchard's Well, Kincardine O'Neil