Westruther, parish, aka Bassendean WRR

Grid reference

NT 630 457 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

363000 645700





Nearby places

St Oswald's Well, Gordon (1.79 miles)

Gordon, parish (1.83 miles)

St Michael's Church, Gordon (1.83 miles)

Legerwood, parish (2.65 miles)

Ladywell, settlement Legerwood (3.25 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for the ruined church beside Bassendean farm.

Parish details

The medieval parish of Bassindean is now known as Westruther, the kirk having been moved from one site in the parish to the other, for the convenience of parishioners (RPS 1649/1/207)

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

In 1649 parliament acceded to a request from the parishioners of Bassendean 'craving the said new kirk of Bassindeane to be transported to the midst of the said parochine in or about Wellstruther Greene, quhilk, after perambulatioun, the said presbitrie hes found to be the most commodious and convenient place in regaird of the equall distance therof from all the heritors and parochiners on all quarters of the said parochin' (RPS 1649/1/207)