Inverkeilor, parish

Grid reference

NO 664 496 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

366400 749600





Nearby places

St Mochonoc's Church, Inverkeilor (0 miles)

Marywell, ~well, Inverkeilor (0.45 miles)

Marywell, settlement Inverkeilor (0.57 miles)

Lunan, parish ANG, d. St Andrews (1.85 miles)

St Laurence's Chapel, Inverkeilor (2.28 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for the current parish church, built in towards the end of the seventeenth century, but clearly on the site of an earlier kirk as it has a tombstone in the adjacent burial vault dated 1635. The actual estuary of 'inver' of Inverkeilor is 3 km to the east of the kirk.

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Ethie, former parish, Inverkeilor

Parish details

Inverkeilor including the medieval parish of Ethie ETX.

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

Arb. Lib. i, no. 57 calls this ‘church of St Mo-Chonoc’. See also Barrow 1973, 50 in his discussion of grescan (‘grazing cain’). For saint, see Watson 1926, 282; also MacKinlay ACDS-NS, 499. Granted to Arbroath abbey by Walter de Berkeley 1178x80 and confirmed by his son-in-law Ingelram de Balliol, the church with all its teinds was annexed to the abbey by Hugh bp. of St A 91178x88). Arb. Lib. i nos. 1, 54, 58, 145-7. By an early 13th c. confirmation a vicarage perpetual was to be erected and a settlement took place in 1249, the parsonage thereafter remaining with the abbey (ibid. i nos. 167, 236; Ass. 99v, 332. Cowan 1967, 88-9. Contains medieval parish of Ethie ETX.