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St Cyrus, Old Parish Church

A Scheduled Monument in Mearns, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7739 / 56°46'26"N

Longitude: -2.4099 / 2°24'35"W

OS Eastings: 375048

OS Northings: 764779

OS Grid: NO750647

Mapcode National: GBR X8.P0V4

Mapcode Global: WH8R5.YZMX

Entry Name: St Cyrus, Old Parish Church

Scheduled Date: 21 May 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9743

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: church

Location: St Cyrus

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mearns

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

Description

This monument consists of the remains of the late medieval church of St. Cyrus. The remains consist of the South Transept of the church which was later used as a burial aisle for the Porteous family. The building has seen successive alterations. It is largely complete to head height and retains the arch at its north end where it connected with the church. This arch is now partly blocked and access is via a door in the south wall. No other visible traces of the church survive.

The building is rectangular, measuring approximately 7m NS by 6m. The area to be scheduled extends 5 metres out from the walls. The area measures 17m N-S by 16m E-W and is marked in red on the accompanying map. Excluded from the scheduling are those burial lairs where burial rights exist and those monuments outside the building which are above ground.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance because it is the remains of a late medieval church. The building is of interest in the study of this important period of the church's history. The building is of interest in the study, not just of worship, but also architecture and social history of the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 76 SE 2

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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