Kinfauns, parish

Grid reference

NO 166 222 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

316600 722200





Nearby places

St Ninian's Chapel, Kinfauns (0 miles)

Virginhall, Kilspindie (1.93 miles)

St Madoes, parish (1.96 miles)

St Madoes church, St Madoes (1.96 miles)

Maidenwells, settlement Kinnoul (2.49 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



Some fifteenth-century remains on the site (NMRS). The parish kirk was previously a chapel of the church of Scone (see Scon. Lib. no. 48, for example).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Scone, parish (formerly)

Relationships with other places

Contains St Ninian's Chapel, Kinfauns

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

Confirmed to Scone abbey as a chapel of the parish church of Scone by Richard bp. of St A. 1163x78, as it had previously been granted since the reign of Alexander I, the chapel appears to have passed to the abbey at its foundation c.1120 (Scone Lib. no.48). It was still confirmed to the abbey as a chapel in 1395, but appears to have achieved parochial status by 1419, its entire revenue continuing to remain with Scone. Ibid. no.193; CSSR i, 114, 150; Ass. 309v, 311v). Cowan 1967, 111-2. BUT it appears in the ecclesiastical tax-roll of Gowrie c.1250 St A. Lib. 35, as if it were a parish church, taxed at 15 merks.