Edzell, parish

Grid reference

NO 582 687 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

358200 768700





Nearby places

Dunlappie, former parish, Stracathro (0.75 miles)

St Lawrence's Well, Edzell (1.04 miles)

Lady Well, Menmuir (1.55 miles)

Kilgarie, settlement Menmuir (2.01 miles)

Dalbog, former parish, Edzell (2.08 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for the church, on site near twelfth-century motte, medieval carved stones in the kirkyard. The church stands close to the West Water, which is the parish boundary.

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Dalbog, former parish, Edzell

Contains Newdosk, former parish, Fettercairn (formerly)

Relationships with other places

Contains Mary Well, Edzell

Contains St Drostan's Well, Fettercairn

Contains St Lawrence's Well, Edzell

Parish details

Edzell, including the medieval parish of Dalbog DXB. Up till 1891 Edzell included Newdosk NDX (now in Fettercairn FEC).

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

An independent parsonage in 14th c., the church is recorded in 1483 as being united to the archiepiscopal mensa of St Andrews (CPL iii, 94, 341; viii, 14; xiii, 141-2). It would appear, however, that this was either ineffective or a temporary union, since the church continues as a parsonage, the patronage of which appears to have belonged to the archbp. of St A. (GRH Chrs. no.990; Ass. 345; APS iv, 19-20). Cowan 1967, 60. Till 1891 parish of Edzell was partly in ANG, partly in KCD. In 1891 KCD part transferred to Fettercairn FEC, remaining in KCD viz Balfour, Bonharry, Flatnadreich, Hallhill, Kirkton etc. This would seem to represent the med. parish of Newdosk NDX, see Fettercairn FEC KCD. See Shennan 1892, 187. Edzell applied originally to the area of the old parish kirk and the castle. The extending of the name to the neighbouring village is modern and took place at the instance of the G.P.O. in substitution for Slateford, earlier Sclaitfoord, referring to the slab-like rocks at the nearby river-crossing (Will 1963, 9).