Bellie, parish

Grid reference

NJ 353 610 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

335300 861000





Nearby places

St Leonard's Well, Speymouth (1.12 miles)

Speymouth, modern parish (1.13 miles)

St Peter's Well, Essil, Speymouth (1.72 miles)

Essil, former parish, Speymouth (1.72 miles)

St Peter's Church, Essil, Speymouth (1.72 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for Bellie Old Parish Kirk, though the place of worship was transferred to Fochabers in 1798 (NMRS).

Relationships with other places

Contains St Ninian's Chapel, Bellie

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Both parsonage and vicarage were appropriated to Pluscarden at the Reformation, it being uncertain when the original annexation took place. As the church itself does not appear in any of the early taxation rolls, it would appear, however, that in origin it may have been a pendicle of Urquhart, belonging originally to the priory of that name and passing to Pluscarden with the union of the two houses in 1454 (Ass. 472; CPL x, 253-4). Cowan 1967, 16. Up till 1891 Bellie parish was situated partly in BNF partly in MOR (Elginshire). In that year it was placed wholly in MOR. For complete list of the subjects so transferred, see Shennan 1892, 155-6; includes Bellie itself, the Auchinreaths, N. & U. Dallachy and Tynet.