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Maryculter, Church

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Maryculter, Church

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Maryculter, Old Parish Kirk; Maryculter Chapel; Maryculter House, Church And Burial Ground

Canmore ID 37103

Site Number NO89NW 8

NGR NO 84426 99995

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Maryculter
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Kincardineshire

Archaeology Notes

NO89NW 8.00 84426 99995

NO89NW 8.01 84431 99970 Church Wall

The remains of this chapel stand within a walled burial-ground, 80m ENE of Maryculter House (NO89NW 9). Rectangular on plan, it measures 23m by 6.6m within walls 0.7m in thickness and now reduced to their lower courses. A piscina comprising a fluted bowl, supported by a shaft which rises from a water-holding base of 13th-century character, is incorporated in the S wall at the E end of the building, where there are also a number of moulded stones including fragments of windows and doors. Traces of an earlier enclosure to the burial-ground are visible extending beyond the limits of the present walled area. The chapel was founded by Walter Byset (1221-1236) and belonged to a house of the Knights Templar.

C Innes 1846; W Kelly 1889; J Cruikshank 1941; D E Easson 1957; RCAHMS 1984, visited October 1983.

(Included in a check list of the castles, fortalices and manor houses erected between c. 1052 and c. 1707 in Grampian Region).

N Bogdan and I B D Bryce 1991.

Scheduled as 'Maryculter House, church and burial ground... the remains of Maryculter Chapel and burial ground... also known as the Old Parish Kirk of Maryculter'.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 29 October 2003.


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