Glenisla, parish

Grid reference

NO 214 604 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

321400 760400





Nearby places

St Mary's Church, Glenisla (0 miles)

Lady Well, Glenisla (0.06 miles)

Fergus, Glenisla (4.97 miles)

Lintrathen, parish (5.68 miles)

Bodleckmartine Burn, Glenisla (5.77 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for modern church, built 1821. Lady Well is close by.

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The patronage was granted to Cambuskenneth by William I 1165x95 [RRS ii no.527 = Camb. Reg. 138 cf ibid, 44; no early form given in RRS]. In 1195 confirmed by Pope Celestine III. A pension of £10 was assigned from its fruits by Gregory bp. of Brechin c.1219-c.1246), although another, but apparently ineffective, charter by the same bishop had granted all the fruits of the church to the abbey (C.A. Chrs. no.127; Camb. Reg. nos. 25, 105). In 1311 the right of patronage was transferred to Coupar Abbey, with reservation of the annual pension to Camb., and this had been converted by the abbey to their own uses by the early 15th c.. Both parsonage and vicarage revenues were thereafter annexed to Coupar, while the cure was served by a vicar pensioner (ib. nos.106-7; C.A. Chrs. nos. 96, 121-2, 198, Ass. 327; RSS ii no.379). Cowan 1967, 76. C.A. Rent. i, 131 c.1460 [Marches of] Elryk [Alrick GLI ANG] and Bawclownane ALY PER] 74. As wynde and watter scheris apon Craggardoch. Item betwix Fortour [Forter GLI ANG] ande Crathy [Cray KRK PER] as the borne Aldowak and as wynde and watter scheris on Corygrange; and to the Quhyte Hill at the ende of Loch Sestar; and as wynde and watter etc. betwne Glengarny and Glenyleff, and similarly betwne Glensche and Glenbrachti as w. & w. etc., and the same betwix the hede of Glenbrachti viz Craglegath, betwix ws and Malingis at the hede of Glamoill as w. & w. etc., and fra thin to the hede of Carn Glascha and to the lowpe of Fascheloch. And as w. & w. etc, betix ws and the Clovay betwix ws and the forest of Glenprostyn as winde etc., qhill we [go] to Carn dawy.