Banff, parish

Grid reference

NJ 690 640 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

369000 864000





Nearby places

St Catherine Street, Banff (0.26 miles)

St Ann's Hill, Banff (0.35 miles)

St Mary's Chapel, Banff (0.97 miles)

St Mary's Well, Banff (1.06 miles)

St Brandan's Haven, Boyndie (?) (1.28 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for 'St Mary's Church', of which NMRS records that it was erected in 1471 and demolished in 1797, leaving only a south aisle.

Relationships with other places

Contains Brandon Howe, Banff

Contains St Ann's Hill, Banff

Contains St Catherine Street, Banff

Contains St Mary's Chapel, Banff

Contains St Mary's Well, Banff

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Confirmed to the uses of Arbroath Abbey by Matthew bp. of Aberdeen 1178 x 99, the church was confirmed to the abbey by King William 1212 x 1214, who was probably the original donor (Arb. Lib. nos. 1, 26, 197).. A vicarage settlement was confirmed in 1257 by which a conjunction with the church of Inverboyndie BOY was effected. A single vicarage thenceforth existed, while parsonage revenues remained with the abbey (Abdn, Reg. i, 22; Ass. 330, 393). Cowan 1967, 14. Note that in 1323 Inverboyndie BOY is described as the mother church of Banf’ (RRS v no.240).