Dysart, former parish, Lunan

Grid reference

NO 690 530 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

369000 753000







Nearby places

Lunan, parish ANG, d. St Andrews (0.95 miles)

Logie Pert, modern parish (0.98 miles)

Rock of St Skae, Dunninald, Craig (1.63 miles)

St Skae's Chapel, eccl. Dunninald, Craig (1.65 miles)

Dunninald, former parish, Craig (1.65 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?


Relationships with other parishes

Within Lunan, parish ANG, d. St Andrews

Within Maryton, parish, alias Old Montrose (formerly)

Parish details

Dysart now part of Lunan LUN, before 1891 part of Maryton MYN.

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

This parish, which appears only in post-Reformation records, was a common church of the canons of Brechin cathedral (Reg. of Pres. ii, 5). Cowan 1967, 57, where he makes no mention of the 12th c. record. Annexed first to Brechin, then to Maryton, the latter annexation occurring in 1649. The barony of Dysart was composed of the lands of Meikle Dysart and Little Dysart. These lands were erected into a free barony in 1510 by James IV in favour of John Melville and his heirs (RMS ii). See MacKinlay Pre-reformation Church (1914), 42 for more details. Not listed as one of the parishes of Brechin diocese c. 1300 in Atlas 1996, 352. The estate of Dysart, along with parts of the estate of Dunninald, was transferred from Maryton MYN to Lunan LUN in 1891. See Shennan 1892, 196 for details.