Fetterangus, former parish, Old Deer

Grid reference

NJ 981 505 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

398100 850500





Nearby places

Lady Well, Old Deer (1.62 miles)

Old Deer, formerly Deer, parish (1.75 miles)

Abbey of St Mary of Deer, Old Deer (1.78 miles)

Cummin's Craig, Old Deer (2.05 miles)

All Saints Chapel, Episcopal, Strichen (2.88 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)
Fetterangus Church marked as an antiquity on OS Pathf.. Class I Pictish stone in kirkyard.

Is linear feature?



At this NGR the remains of the former parish kirk, built c. 1120. Foundations remain, as do a Pictish symbol-stone and a holy water stoup (NMRS).


Relationships with other parishes

Within St Fergus, parish (aka Longley, Inverugie) (formerly)

Parish details

Fetterangus now part of Old Deer ODR formerly part of St Fergus STF

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Fetterangus, now part of Old Deer ODR: this was originally a chapel of Inverugie [Longley, now St Fergus STF], and mentioned as such c.1210 (church of ‘Inuirhugin cum capella de Fetheranus’), when it was granted to Arbroath Abbey by Ralf le Naym (and confirmed to its uses by Bp. Adam of Aberdeen 1207x28 (Arb. Lib. i nos. 199, 201). It later achieved parochial status, the parsonage remaining with the Arbroath Abbey, while the cure was a vicarage perpetual which in the 16th c. formed a single cure with that of Longley (ibid. ii no.601; Ass. 330, 391; RSS v no.2148). Cowan 1967, 65. It was united to ODR in 1618 (OSA xvi, 469). Before 1891 it formed a detached part of BNF (i.e. that part of ODR which formerly lay in BNF - see Shennan 1892, 170). Prior to that union, it seems always to have been a detached part of STF, as the s. part of Lonmay (LOY) and the north part of LON (formerly part of PHD) separate the two. St Fergus (STF) - originally called Longley or Inverugie. In BNF (detached) till 1891.