Pool Veriner, Knockando

Grid reference

NJ 202 420 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

320200 842000





Altitude (metres)


Nearby places

Knockando, parish (1.11 miles)

Peterfair, Inveravon (3.04 miles)

Inveravon, parish (alias Strathavon) (3.06 miles)

St Peter's Church, Inveravon (3.06 miles)

Ladycroft, settlement Knockando (3.08 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



The name refers to a pool in the River Spey. Its OS name is consistently Pool Veriner (following OS 6 inch 1st edn), but its occurrence in Stuart II, in 1867, as Pulvrenan suggests that the OS surveyors have mangled a name which may be a hagiotoponym. The pool lies immediately south of what appears to be the early medieval church of Knockando, from where three early medieval carved stones are said to have been taken to the present kirk site (Canmore). Stuart's reference to the name has it as 'an old burial ground called Pulvrenan' in 1867, the name of the pool clearly having been used to designate the burial ground. While the name form in 1867 may plausibly represent a Brendan dedication, the fact that this place is far from the sea, and that Brendan dedications are almost all on the sea-shore or on islands, may cast doubt on the saint being commemorated here.


Relationships with other parishes

Within Knockando, parish