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Dupplin Church

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.358 / 56°21'28"N

Longitude: -3.5161 / 3°30'58"W

OS Eastings: 306417

OS Northings: 719436

OS Grid: NO064194

Mapcode National: GBR 1W.3G13

Mapcode Global: WH5PC.YGT8

Entry Name: Dupplin Church

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5639

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: church

Location: Aberdalgie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument consists of the remains of the church that served the parish of Dupplin.

The church was listed as a parsonage in the "Bagimond Roll" of 1275. It remained unappropriated in the 16th century within the patronage of the Lords of Oliphant, who were in possession of the lands from at least the 13th century. The building is situated in an old graveyard surrounded by a 19th-century wall. The building fell out of use at some date after 1618 when the parish was united to Aberdalgie. All that survives of the structure are the walls of dry-stone rubble which are greatly reduced.

The church measures 13m E-W by 4.4m N-S inside walls 0.9m thick. The N and W walls are reduced to a maximum height of 1.4m and the S and E walls exist as foundations. A table

tomb sits in the interior. No openings or dateable features survive. The area to be scheduled extends 2m from the exterior walls of the chapel measures a maximum of 17.9m E-W by 9.3m N-S, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is the ruin of a parish church which dates from the thirteenth century, and as such it has the potential to provide evidence, through excavation, which may reflect upon settlement evolution, economy and social hierarchy, and direct evidence for ecclesiastical architecture, parish organisation, and material culture in Scotland during the Middle Ages.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 01 NE 23.


Cowan I B 1967, The Parishes of Medieval Scotland.

NSA 1845, The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, 16, 855, 880.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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