Cortachy, former parish, Cortachy & Clova

Grid reference

NO 395 597 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

339500 759700





Nearby places

Cortachy & Clova, modern parish (0.53 miles)

Newton of Inshewan, Tannadice (1.18 miles)

Newmill of Inshewan, Tannadice (1.75 miles)

Bride's Coggie, Cortachy & Clova (3.17 miles)

St Arnold's Seat, Tannadice (3.43 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for church built in 1828-9, on site of its predecessor, which was probably a fifteenth-century building.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Cortachy & Clova, modern parish (formerly)

Parish details

Cortachy now part of Cortachy & Clova CXV COC, united after the Reformation.

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Granted to Inchaffray by Malise e. of Strathearn in 1257, this appears to have been non-effective, the church continuing as an independent parsonage. The patronage of the church in 1362 passed by marriage to Sir Arch. Douglas, whose son in turn resigned the same in 1409 in favour of Walter earl of Atholl, who in 1429 granted the church to the chapter of Brechin cathedral (Inchaffray Chrs. no.86; Scots Peerage vii, 257-8; Brechin Reg. i nos. 19, 32). This was confirmed to the uses of the chapter by John bp. of Brechin in same year, both pars. & vic. being annexed. This they continued to hold, in spite of crown claim in 1443, the cure being a vic. pensionary (ibid. nos. 35, 54; ii nos. xviii, ccxcviii; Ass. 356; Third ii; etc.). Cowan 1967, 36. St Colm’s Fair held there, Reeves 296 #16. Ó Muraíle 1997, 209, iv no.8. Not in Redford 1988. NT. Kirriemuir KRR had a detached part in Glenprosen. In 1891 it was transferred to Cortachy & Clova COC. It consisted of Balnaboth, Buckhood, Craig, Cramie & Glenlogie, Curmure, Dalairn, Easter & Wester Dalinch, Glentarrie, Inchmill, Kilbo, Kirkhaugh, Mayar (moor), Pitcarity (houses), Runtalive, Spot, Glenprosen church etc., Ballochburn (moor), Glenning, Lednathie, Wester Lednathie, Millhall, Shawfield (land). Shennan 1892, 193. Cortachy and Clova were united after the Reformation. Before the Reformation Clova was a chapel of Glamis, StA Angu. See Arb. Lib. ii no.296, RMS vi no.2075 etc.. Cowan 1967, 32.