Dunnichen, parish

Grid reference

NO 510 488 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

351000 748800

Latitude

56.62860158130253

Longitude

-2.7987611556383256

Nearby places

St Causnan's Well, Dunnichen (0.06 miles)

St Causnan's Church, Dunnichen (0.06 miles)

Tubirmanyn, well, Rescobie ? (0.97 miles)

Kirkden, aka Idvies, parish (1.6 miles)

St Ninian's Loch, Aberlemno (1.93 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

NGR for St Causnan's Chapel site, thought to be the site of the original parish church.

Relationships with other places

Contains St Causnan's Church, Dunnichen

Contains St Causnan's Well, Dunnichen

Parish details

Dunnichen

Parish TLA

DNN

County

Angus

Medieval diocese

Brechin

Parish notes

Granted to Arbroath Abbey on its foundation by King William I probably 1178 (RRS ii no.197), although from RRS ii no.223 we learn that it was one of the vills held by Andrew bishop of Caithness, and only came to Arbroath after his death. The parish of Dunnichen had a detached part situated at Dumbarrow, and almost surrounded by the parish of Kirkden. In 1891 this detached part was transferred to Kirkden (KIR DNN). The subjects transferred are: Blairs and Ploverhillock, Dumbarrow, Bridge of Dumbarrow, East Dumbarrow, Mains of Dumbarrow and Hillkirk (Shennan 1892, 195).