Dowally, former parish, Dunkeld & Dowally

Grid reference

NO 001 480 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

300100 748000







Nearby places

St Anne's Church, Dowally, Dunkeld & Dowally (0 miles)

St Anne's Well, Dowally, Dunkeld & Dowally (0.06 miles)

St Colme's, settlement Dunkeld & Dowally (0.76 miles)

St Colme's Loch, Dunkeld & Dowally (1.39 miles)

Tobar Louris, Little Dunkeld (1.49 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?


Relationships with other parishes

Within Caputh, parish (formerly)

Within Dunkeld & Dowally

Within Little Dunkeld, parish (formerly)

Parish details

Dowally part of Dunkeld and Dowally DDA.

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

‘The parish then called Litill Dunkeld was large and scattered, sixteen miles in length. it was therefore divided [by Bishop George Broun shortly after 1500]. The old parish church of Litill Dunkeld was allowed to stand [on s. bank of Tay, opposite Dunkeld]; and the bishop set up another at Capeth, where he built and adorned the choir at his own expense. There was a painted reredos: glass was put in the windows: a small vicarage annexed to the bishopric was assigned to the vicar for his support, with the hill (commonly called, hitherto, Mwtehill) on which he set the church, and four acres for glebe ...’ There follows an account of a miracle of St Columba in Caputh during the plague of 1500 (Dunk. Rent. 312-3).... Later the bishop, considering that the population in these parishes had increased, and that in the upper parts of the parish of Capeth Irish was spoken, he therefore built and endowed, in honour of St Anne, a parish church among the woods in his church land of Dowaly, assigning a manse for the priest, as the formal writ fully testifies.’ (Myln, Vitae in Dunk. Rent. 312-3).