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Aberlemno Church

Location
(56°41′19″N, 2°46′55″W)
Aberlemno Church
NO 522 555
pre-1975 traditional (Scotland) Angus
now Angus
medieval St. Andrews
now n/a
medieval not known
now none
  • James King
  • James King
14 August 2019

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Feature Sets
Description

The parishes of Albar and Aberlemno were merged in the 17thc. The baptismal font inside the Aberlemno Church belonged to the church or chapel at nearby Aldbar. It was was moved to Aberlemno sometime after 1887 and placed outside the church there. In 1992 the baptismal font was moved inside the church, where it remains.

History

The font was moved to Aberlemno parish church from Aldbar Chapel. See Aldbar church or chapel for the medieval history of the site.

Features

Furnishings

Fonts

Comments/Opinions

The Pictish stones surviving at Aberlemno as at Aldbar testify to an early religious activity in the area. The present church was built in the 18thc.

Bibliography

Aberdeenshire Council Sites and Monuments Record - Angus, no: NO55NW0028, Aberlemno Parish Church.

I. Cowan, The Parishes of Medieval Scotland, Edinburgh, 1967, 3.

R. Fawcett et.al., Corpus of Scottish Medieval Parish Churches, http://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/corpusofscottishchurches (accessed 18/06/20)

J. Gifford, The Buildings of Scotland: Dundee and Angus New Haven and London, 2012, 287-8.

J. Walker, 'Scottish Baptismal Fonts', Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries, 21, 1887, 408-9.