Saints in Scottish Place-Names
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Urquhart, former parish., Urq & Logie Wester
NH 580 584 (accurate position)
Six-figure easting & northing
Urquhart & Logie Wester, modern parish (0.33 miles)
St James's Church (Epsicopal), Dingwall (1.81 miles)
Lemlair, former parish, Kiltearn (1.88 miles)
Cille Bhrea, eccles. Lemlair, Kiltearn (1.88 miles)
St Brighs, settlement, Lemlair, Kiltearn (1.93 miles)
Parish (non-extant in 1975)
Is linear feature?
NGR for the Urquhart Old Parish Church.
Relationships with other parishes
Urquhart part of Urquhart and Logie Wester ULW
Erected in conjunction with the garbal teinds of Logie Wester and the quarter kirks of Cromarty and Rosemarkie to form the prebend of the treasurer of Ross in the re-erection of the chapter of Ross in 1256 (Vet. Mon. no.clxxxii). A vicarage had been erected by 1274, it being conjoined with that of Logie Wester by 1498, the joint parsonage teinds remaining with the treasurers’. (Bag. 51; RSS i no.273; v no.766; Ass. cited OPS ii (2), 548; Lords Appeal Cases (1814), x 637). Cowan 1967, 205. In Aberdeen Brev. ii fo.xc recto it mentions that the parish kirk of Urquhart was built ‘ex inciso robore’ - ‘of carved oak’, and states that Maolrubhai was killed there by Norse. The church is no very ruinous, in the centre of a very large cemetery, still in use. Visited 18.08.01. Parishes of Logie Wester (LWX) and Urquhart (UQX) united in c.1669 (Watson 1904, 113). However, Robert Monro, minister of Urquhart and Logy, witnesses a will in 1586 (Chisholm Writs no. 32).