Forres, parish

Grid reference

NJ 035 588 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

303500 858800





Nearby places

St Laurence's Church, Forres (0 miles)

St Leonard's Chapel, Forres (0.89 miles)

Moy, former parish MOR, Dyke & Moy (1.39 miles)

Dalvey, settlement, Dyke & Moy (1.99 miles)

St Ninian's Croft, Dyke and Moy (2.06 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for St Lawrence Parish Church, recorded thus by NMRS: (NJ 0356 5887) St Laurence Church at Forres stands on the site of St Laurence's Chapel, built by King Alexander III in 1275 in memory of Queen Margaret. It is said to have been burnt by the Wolf of Badenoch in 1390 and re-erected immediately afterwards. R Douglas 1934. The ancient parish kirk of St Laurence persisted until 1775. R G Cant 1948 The present Parish Church of St Laurence, dedicated in 1906 (Jubilee in 1956 (information from Rev W P Wishart)) is still in use as a place of public worship. Nothing remains of the earlier buildings. Visited by OS (RDL) 17 September 1963.

Relationships with other places

Contains St Laurence's Church, Forres

Contains St Leonard's Chapel, Forres

Contains Wester Lawrenceton, Forres

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese