Kirkden Site Parish Church & BG

National Grid Reference (NGR): NO 53152 48492, map


By Kirkden House (Ex Manse)


There was a church in Kirkden in 1388 near a ford on the Vauny Water. There was closeby a well to "Sinrule" - St Malrubh.  A new church was built in 1825 to replace the much earlier church. It stood near to the church's manse, which survives, and was depicted on the Ordnance Survey Second Edition map of 1902. Kirkden manse was built in 1783. Kirkden Parish Church United with Dunnichen and Letham Parish Churches in 1931. It was demolished some time afterwards and there are no visible remains on the site. However the bell and War Memorial were moved to Letham Church.


  • Church built (1388 (pre))
  • New church built on same site (1825)
  • United with Dunnichen & Letham Churches (1931)
    Church subsequently demolished

Archive References:

Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: NO54NW 70
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 7865
Historic Scotland Listed Building Reports - Online databaseView HS Listing Online: 11912 (manse)

Bibliographic References:

The Old Statistical Account of Scotland1792Vol. II, p510
The New Statistical Account of Scotland1845Vol. XI, p390
Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae - Ministers of the Church from the date of publication of Vols i to Vii (1914 - 1928) and Addenda and Corrigenda from 1560 to 1949 - Vol VIIIJohn Alexander Lamb1950Oliver & Boyd