Aberlemno, parish

Grid reference

NO 522 555 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

352200 755500





Nearby places

Oathlaw, parish, aka Finavon (1.41 miles)

Rescobie, parish (2.32 miles)

St Mary's Well, Oathlaw (2.89 miles)

St Ninian's Loch, Aberlemno (2.94 miles)

Careston, modern parish (3 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for parish kirk; Pictish stones at and near site, suggesting that the modern building (1772) is the latest in an ancient series of ecclesiastical developments.

Relationships with other places

Contains St Ninian's Loch, Aberlemno

Parish details

Aberlemno now including Auldbar ALX

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

Granted to Jedburgh Abbey c.1242 (St A. Lib. xxviii, no.41), the parsonage revenues appear to have been devoted to the use of the dependent cell of Restenneth by at least the 15th c. (Warden, ii 288; Assumptions 218). Cowan 1967, 3. It has been suggested that Aberlemno represents the lost site of Egglespether (see Atkinson & Henry 1997, 8-9). At least part of the medieval parish of Auldbar ALX seems to have been incorporated into ABL after the Reformation. Not mentioned in Shennan 1892.