The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Perth & Kinross

Perth & Kinross on Wikipedia.

Aberfeldy, the former Congregational Church of 1877, on The Square. The congregation dates from 1790, and they moved into a newly-built church on Chapel Street in 1820, which they used until 1878. The present church building was gifted to the town in the 1987, and is now known as The Locus Centre (link). NN 85619 49091. Jane Scott. The former Free Church on Chapel Street. The first service was held in 1907, and the building was sold in 1994. Another view. NN 85669 49147. Both Jane Scott.
Abernethy, Kirk of St. Bride (the Parish Church) on School Wynd. Link. The former South United Free Church on Kirk Wynd. Both photos taken from the adjacent Round Tower, Alex Parker.
Alyth, the former South United Free Church, which now serves as the parish halls. Kevin Price (2012).
Amulree, the Amulree and Strathbraan Parish Church (CoS, 1743). NN 899 366. John Cannon. Link1. Link2. Grade B listed.

Bankfoot, the ruins of Auchtergaven and Moneydie Parish Church (aka Bankfoot Church) on Cairneyhill Road. It was destroyed by fire in 2004, and has since been replaced by a new church on Tulliebelton Road - photos can be found on their website. A local informant told Tony that there were plans to demolish the old church. NO 069 353. Tony Preston.
Birnam, St. Mary (Episcopal). Two interior views - 1, 2.
NO 0327 4182. All Peter Morgan (2021 and 2022). Link. St. Columba (R.C.) is on St. Mary's Road at NO 0342 4160. It post-dates a map of 1901. Completely hidden by trees, a photo is available on the church website.
Blackford, the parish church (1859) on Moray Street. Another view.
NN 8988 0911. Peter Morgan (2021). It was successor to an earlier church of 1574 (from the information plaque at the present parish church), now ruinous, which stands a little way further north within a cemetery. Its grade B listing dates it to 1738-9. The church history here (several photo) clarifies the dating question. It was distantly seen by Streetview in 2009. The former Free Church stands on Moray Street and Moray Place. An information board dates it to 1844-1950. It's now in secular use. NN 8976 0902. Peter Morgan (2021).
Blair Atholl, the parish church (CoS). NN 654 874. Bill Henderson. Another view, Martin Briscoe. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, and an interior view (taken through a window), all Dennis Harper (2013). St. Bride's Auld Kirk, Bill Henderson. St. Adamnan (Kilmaveonaig Episcopal Church, 1794, on the site of an earlier church) which stands just outside the town at NN 879 657. Another view, and a stone recording restoration in 1899. All Dennis Harper (2013). Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4. The site of the demolished Free Church at NN 8782 6539. Originally dating from the mid-1850's, it became United Free in 1900, and St. Andrew's Church of Scotland in 1929. Demolished in the late 1960's, only the gateposts survive. Jane Scott. The church itself is seen in this old postcard, from Jane Scott's Collection. Another view is available here, and there's some history here.
Braco, Ardoch Parish Church (CoS). NN 837 098. Dennis Harper (2013). Link1. Link2.

Clunie, the Kirk. Gill Gaiser. Link.
Coupar Angus. Helen D'Ali.
Cray, the former United Free Church, now in private ownership. Another view. Both Kevin Price (2012).

Dalguise, the former Free Church, now a holiday let. Built in 1843 by some of the congregation from Little Dunkeld (following the Disruption), it was renovated in 1878. Church of Scotland from 1929, it became a joint charge with Little Dunkeld parish church in 1947, and was closed in the 1980's. Another view. NN 99324 46927. Both Jane Scott. Link. Grade B listed.
Dowally, St. Anne (CoS). Built on an ancient site, the present church dates from 1818. It was closed in 2017. NO 00135 48025. Bill Henderson. Interior view, and a window, both Jane Scott. Some more photos are available here.
Dunkeld, the ruins of the cathedral, and the east end, which now serves as the parish church. NO 024 426. Both Bill Henderson. Two additional views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all John Cannon. Link. The former Dunkeld Free Church has a date-stone for 1874. It became a Masonic Temple in 1974. NO 02701 42599. Jane Scott.
Dunning, St. Serf. NO 019 145. Martin Briscoe. Two further views - 1, 2, both Martin Richter (2011). Link1, which says the church ceased to be used for worship in 1978. Link2. Link3. Link4. Dunning Church, serving the Stewartry of Strathearn. Martin Briscoe.

Fortingall, Church of Scotland. It was built 1900-2, on the site of earlier churches. The belfry of the previous 18th century church survives in the churchyard. A yew tree here is said to be about 5000 years old. NN 742 470. John Cannon. Link1. Link2. Link3.

Gilmerton, the former Free Church, now a private residence. Alan Craxford. The Link shows an old postcard view.
Glendevon, the Parish Church (CoS). Interior view. Both Ian White. Another view, Jim Parker (2012). Link.
Glenshee, Parish Church. Bill Henderson.
Grandtully, St. Mary, built in 1533 as successor to an older church which stood nearby. Enlarged in 1636, it was divided into two parts in 1892, one part becoming a farm building. Another view. NN 886 506. Both Bill Henderson (2017). Link1. Link2.

Innerwick, Church of Scotland (1828, on the site of an earlier church). Interior view. NN 588 475. Both John Cannon. Link. Grade B listed.

Kenmore, the Parish Church (1760, CoS), on the site of an earlier church of 1669. Another view. NN 7722 4542. Both from Jim Parker's Collection. More recent photos show that the church has been painted - 1, 2, 3, all Karel Kuča (2019). Link1. Link2. The former Kenmore Free Church, built in 1844. Following unification with the Presbyterians in 1900, it's name changed to Kenmore United Free Church. It was closed towards the end of the last century and was subsequently in commercial use, but it is currently not in use. Another view. Both Jane Scott.
Killiecrankie, Tenandry Kirk. Built as a chapel of ease in 1836, this church stands in an isolated position south of the village. NN 91115 61499. Jane Scott. Link.
, the Kirk. Gill Gaiser.
Kinnaird, the short-lived Moulin Free Church (1843-1863). The congregation relocated to a new church in Pitlochry (see the Pitlochry page). The building is now in residential use (and known as Kirk Lodge).
NN 95288 59245. Jane Scott.
Kirkmichael, the former Alexander Duff Memorial Free Church. Alan thinks that it may have been in commercial use (fire station?) since the church closed, but doesn't appear to be being used now. NO 07918 59991. Alan Mathew. Another view, Jane Scott, who advises that it dates from 1891, replacing an earlier church, that it united with CoS in 1929, and was closed in 1955. This link has an illustration of the preceding church (scroll down). Church of Scotland (1791). Two additional views  1, 2. NO 08066 60090. All Jane Scott. Link.
Kirkton of Lude, the remains of St. Lude. Standing in an isolated position north-east of Blair Atholl, this medieval church was ruinous by 1800. Another view. NN 90316 68778. Both  Jane Scott. Link.

Little Dunkeld, Church of Scotland. It's dated here to 1798, and had several predecessors on the same site. The interior. NO 0285 4227. Both Peter Morgan (2021 and 2022). Link.
Logierait, Parish Church. NN 967 520. Jim Parker. Link.
Longleys, Kinloch Mausoleum (1861). Previously in the "Unknown" section, what was assumed to be a church was identified as the mausoleum by Simon Davies, Greg Mishevski, and Brian Curtis. Two further views - 1, 2. All Kevin Price (2012). Link. Grade B listed - link, which also says that the mausoleum stands on the site of St. Mary's Chapel.

Milnathort, the Orwell Parish Church on Ba' Hill. NO 1205 0512. Shona Murdoch. Link1. Link2, which dates it to 1729, from stone taken from the Old Kirk. Category B listed. The Old Kirk stood on the banks of the nearby loch at NO 1468 0386. Not visible to Streetview, I haven't been able to find a photo of the site. The former Orwell and Portmoak Parish Church on Church Street and South Street. Older maps label it as United Presbyterian. Peter advises that it's been converted into flats. NO 1199 0464. Peter Morgan (2022). Category B listed, which dates it to 1867-9. A former Free Church stands on Old Perth Road. It was seen by Streetview in 2009. NO 1226 0484. Category C listed, wherein it's dated to 1821 on the site of a 1741 predecessor.
Monzie, the Kirk (CoS). According to the Link, the church is believed to have been dedicated to St. Lawrence. Alan Craxford.
Moulin, the former Parish Church. Of medieval foundation, the present building (now used as a heritage centre) is largely of the 19th century. It was closed in 1989. Another view. NN 9442 5923. Jane Scott.
Muthill, the New Parish Church (CoS) on Main Street. NN 8695 1704. Alan Craxford. Another view, Dennis Harper (2013). Link1. Link2. St. James (Episcopal) on Station Road. NN 8687 1700. Alan Craxford. Another view, Dennis Harper (2013). Link. The remains of the Old Parish Church.
Another view. The tower is dated here to the 12th century. NN 8679 1707. Both Peter Morgan (2021). Link. Many more photos here. Grade A listed. Old maps mark a Free Church at the western end of Drummond Street, at NN 8657 1700. Now demolished, a photo of it in 1899 is available here. It was active at least into the mid-1950's. The building on the site in 2011 can be seen here, on Streetview.

Old Scone - see Scone, below.


Scone, Scone Palace Chapel. It's reputedly the remaining fragment of the medieval parish church, re-worked as a mausoleum. NO 1142 2664. Jim Parker. Two more views - 1, 2, both Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Category A listed. O.S. maps show Church (Site of) 300 yards to the NE, at NO 1170 2678. Its site hasn't been seen by Streetview, but very close to it is the Tomb of the Minister of Scone, a photo of which can be seen here. Scone and St. Martin's Parish Church (CoS) is on Angus Road. Older O.S. maps label it as Free Church, and later U.F. Church. NO 1387 2622. Bill Henderson (2017). Link. Category B listed. Maps also mark Abbey U.F. Church on Abbey Road, at NO 1356 2616. Its dated in its category C listing to 1885. Evidently now converted, it was seen by Streetview in 2009. Old Parish Church, on Burnside, as seen by Streetview in 2009. Its category B listing dates it to 1804. Another source says 1806, adding that it was built from stone transported from an older demolished church near Scone Palace - presumably from what is now Scone Palace Chapel. NO 1321 2559.
Scotlandwell, Portmoak Parish Church. Another view. NO 1833 0194. An information board dates the church to  1659-61. Both Peter Morgan (2021). The board referred to earlier also says that the church was successor to an earlier church which stood by the loch. This is probably a reference to a Monastery, which O.S. maps mark as Monastery (Site of) at Portmoak Farm, at NO 1736 0087. A little history is available here.
Straloch, Church of Scotland (1846). Before it was built, services were held in the open air. NO 04596 63914. Jane Scott. An old postcard view, from Jane Scott's Collection.
Strathtay, the demolished Free Church. Built in 1834, it became a United Free Church in about 1900. Following the union with the Church of Scotland in 1929 it went out of use, and was demolished by 1960. A house was built on the site. NN 9168 5350. From an old postcard in Jane Scott's Collection. The entrance gate-posts survive, Jane Scott. The former Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Cross dates from 1876. Two additional views - 1, 2. NN 91616 53693. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Another view. NN 91055 53442. Link. Church of Scotland (1899), originally a Mission Church from Logierai
t. The porch and the interior. NN 9089 5319. Link. All Jane Scott (2019).
Struan (or Strowan), Church of Scotland (1828-9), which stands on (or nearby to) the site of an ancient church. Another view. NN 80891 65353. Link1. Link2 (scroll down). The former Free Church, now in residential use. The building dates from 1879, though the congregation is older (1855), and it had gone out of use by 1937, when it was sold. NN 8022 6534. All Jane Scott (2019).

Tullibardine, the Chapel. Interior view. NN 9095 1347. An important medieval survival, largely dating from a re-build of about 1500. Both Alan Craxford. Another view, Peter Morgan (2021). Link.
Tullymet, the site of the Chapel of Our.  Good Lady of Good Aid (R.C.). The church was built in 1855, and demolished in the 1930's. The graveyard survives. NN 99901 52852. Both Jane Scott. A 1910 photo of the chapel is available here, and another here. The former Baptist Church (1847) stands on the site of an earlier church. The final service was held in September 1973. More photos (including the interior) are available here and here. NN 98196 53740. Jane Scott.

Weem, Church of Scotland. This was previously in the "Unknown" section, as follows - "George Duchow has a family film clip made in Scotland in 1967. There is a church at 1 minute 32 seconds into the clip, which can be viewed on Youtube here. Can you advise the location?". My appreciation to Greg Mishevski for the identification. The church was built as St. David's Episcopal Church in 1875, and given to the CoS in 1921 as the new parish church, when the former CoS building was converted to be used as a clan society hall. NN 84349 49810. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Jane Scott. Link1. Link2. The Auld Kirk, dedicated to St. Cuthbert, is 13th-15th century. In 1839 it was taken over as the mausoleum for the Menzies family, who also gave land for the building of a new Parish Church. NN 84296 49798. Jane Scott. The new Parish Church, of 1839, ceased to be used as the Parish Church in 1921, when it became the Menzies clan society hall. This eventually fell into ruin, and was rebuilt as a house in 1978. NN 84595 49821. Jane Scott. An old postcard has a distant view of the church. From Jane Scott's Collection.




04 March 2023

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