The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Aboyne, Aboyne-Dinnett Parish Church (Church of Scotland).
Another view. NO 5248 9831. Both ©
John Mackie (2010). Link.
St. Margaret (R.C.) stands a little way to
the north, at NO 5253 9852. It can be seen
here in 2011
source dates it to the 1870's. St. Thomas'
Episcopal Church stands further west at NO 5203 9857, and is
here (includes photos) to 1907-9. Almost completely screened
by trees from the Streetview van, this
only shows the lych-gate. A Free Church
(later United Free) is marked on the 25" O.S. map of 1900, at NO 5279
9837, on Charlestown Road. Seen
here in 2011, South
United Free Church (as it now is) is dated by this
source to 1859.
Ballater, Glenmuick Church (CoS)
on Church Square. NO 3699 9576. ©
Bill McKenzie. Two further views - 1, 2, and an
interior view, all © Alan Blacklock.
St. Nathalan (R.C.)
on Golf Road, as seen by Streetview in 2021. Screened by vegetation,
it's better seen
here, where it's dated to 1905. It's labelled as St. Nathalian on
some O.S. maps. NO 3668 9562.
(Episcopal) on Braemar Road and Provost Craig Road, as seen by
Streetview in 2022. It's dated
here to 1907, originally called St Saviour, and successor to an iron
church of 1897. NO 3685 9597.
Cabrach, the parish church. NJ 3866 2680. ©
Susan Sinclair. Category
B listed, wherein it's dated to 1786. There was evidently an earlier church,
as the present church has a memorial dated 1771. The earlier church is dated
here to 1580.
Drum, the chapel at Drum Castle. It's dated here to the 16th century, on the site of an earlier chapel. NJ 7958 0046. © Bill McKenzie. Category B listed.
parish church, which closed in around 2011 (source, which also dates it to
1804. NJ 5541 6365.
Category B listed. It was successor to
St. Talorgan, which survives
in part, and stands near the centre of the village in a graveyard, at NJ
Both © Martin Briscoe. Old O.S. maps show a United Free
Church towards the eastern end of the village, at NJ 5568 6376.
Now converted to secular use,
Streetview saw it in
2021. It's dated
here to 1844-1960's.
Gamrie, the former
United Free Church of Scotland. NJ 8065 6315. © Martin Briscoe. The
Parish Church stands less than a mile to
the W.S.W. at NJ 7931 6270. Seen by
Streetview in 2021,
here to 1829-30.
predecessor was St. John, for which see
Insch, the ruins of
St. Drostan (as seen by Streetview in 2008), predecessor of Auchterless
(for which see Auchterless, above) and Insch
parish churches. Better photos can be
seen in the appended links. NJ 6333 2814.
Category C listed.
The Parish Church (CoS)
on Western Road, as seen by Streetview in 2021. This
source dates it to 1881-3. NJ 6311 2821. The
(Streetview 2021) stands opposite, and could be mistaken for a church.
St. Drostan (Episcopal, 1894,
source) is on Commerce Street, and was seen by
Streetview in 2021.
Category C listed.
A Masonic Lodge on High Street is a former
Congregational Chapel. Seen by
Streetview in 2021,
here to 1874 (or possibly a few years earlier). NJ 6333 2818. The
(Streetview 2021) on High Street stands on the site of a
Free Church. It's dated
here to 1852, with a temporary predecessor of 1843. NJ 6332 2806.
Keig, Church of Scotland. NJ 6114 1929. © John Mackie.
Link dates it to 1834. Category
B listed. The remains of the Old
Parish Church stand about half a mile to the S.E., at NJ 6189
1890. Not seen by Streetview, two (distant) photos can be seen
here, where its dated to the 17th century-1835. Better photos can be
found on its
Category B listing.
Lumphanan, Church of Scotland. This source, which dates it to 1870-1980's, calls it Stothert Memorial Chapel, originally a Free Church. NJ 5830 0480. © John Mackie (2010).Macduff, the parish church. NJ 7014 6436. © Martin Briscoe. A more recent view following redecoration. © David Randall (the Minister). Link. Category B listed. A former Congregational Church stands at the junction of High Street and Duff Street, at NJ 7067 6444. It pre-dates a map of 1904, and was seen by Streetview in 2021. Also visible is the spire of the former United Free Church (now an Arts Centre) on Duff Street and Clergy Street. A better view (Streetview 2021). NJ 7061 6449.
Migvie, Church of Scotland. NJ 4367 0684. © John Mackie (2010). Link, which dates it to 1777, and mentions a Pictish predecessor which stood very close by. This is indicated on large scale O.S. maps immediately to its south. The source already given says of the vanished church that "the remains of which comprise a low grass covered platform". This is visible in a Streetview from 2022, to the left of the present building.
Monymusk, the parish church. NJ 6849 1525. © John Mackie. Link1. Link2. A map of 1869 labels an Episcopalian Chapel at the southern end of the village. See this source for its interesting history. It was seen by Streetview in 2021. NJ 6844 1517. About 1¼ miles due north of the village O.S. maps mark a Chapel (Site of), at NJ 6848 1724. This source (which has photos of the site), names it as St. Finan's Chapel, and says that there are turf-covered low walls still visible. The site isn't visible on Streetview because of trees.
St. Drostan, is dated
here to 1818. NJ 8849 6339. © Martin Briscoe.
Category B listed. Its predecessor, also St.
Drostan, stands near the coast, just over ½ a mile to the north,
at NJ 8843 6440.
Link. Oddly, it appears not to be listed. Older O.S. maps mark a
Free/United Free Church on High Street, at
NJ 8846 6312. It pre-dates a map of 1874, and had been closed or
demolished by 1955. The housing built on its site was seen by
Streetview in 2022.
Peathill, Pitsligo Old Kirk. NJ 9339
6623. © Martin Briscoe.
Link. Just a few yards to its north-east is the former parish
church, Hill Kirk of Rosehearty, seen
here by Streetview
in 2016. It's dated
here to 1890-1997. NJ 9343 6628.
Rathen, a distant view of Rathen West Parish Church (CoS, 1867-70). NK 0003 6091. © Jim Parker (2013). Link. The Old Parish Church stands a little way to the north-east, at NK 0012 6096. Large scale O.S. maps label it as St. Ethernan. It was seen by Streetview in 2021.
Stonehaven, Fetteresso Church (CoS), on Bath Street.
source dates it to 1808-10. NO 8690 8638. © Noreen Drinkwater. Link.
The former St. John (CoS,
1859) on Evan Street, now in use as a library. It is shown on maps of
various dates as follows - 1864, St. John's Church (Chapel of Ease);
1924, St. John's Church; 1967, Fetteresso Church Hall; 1976-7, unnamed;
1990, Library. It ceased to be used as a Church Hall when the new
Fetteresso Church Hall was opened in 1970. NO 8719 8587. © Martin
Tarland, St. Moluag (CoS).
category B listing dates it to 1869, with spire added in 1889.NJ 4845 0467. © John Mackie (2010).
Link. Old O.S. maps show a U.F. Church on Burnside Road at NJ 4771
0436. Pre-dating a map of 1867 (where it's labelled as a Free Church),
it survived at least into the 1950's. Its site (the bungalow with the
white car) was seen by
Streetview in 2022.
04 March 2023
© Steve Bulman