Kingussie, former parish, Kingussie & Insh

Grid reference

NH 758 006 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

275800 800600







Nearby places

St Columba's Church, Kingussie KIN (0 miles)

St Columba's Priory, Kingussie (0.14 miles)

Kingussie & Insh, modern parish (0.62 miles)

Croftmartin, Kingussie and Insh (3.21 miles)

St Bridget's Chapel, Cladh Bhride KIN (3.47 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for old parish church, as indicated by NMRS. There are no visible remains here now.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Kingussie & Insh, modern parish

Relationships with other places

Contains St Columba's Church, Kingussie KIN

Contains St Columba's Priory, Kingussie

Parish details

Kingussie part of Kingussie and Insh INX KIN

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The church of Kingussie along with the chapel of Banchor was granted to Gilbert of Cathcart by Brice bishop of Moray 1203x120. However the version of the relevant charter in Mor. Reg. (no.19) erroneously implies that it was Gilbert who granted Kingussie church to Bishop Brice (see RRS ii no.476 and note), and it is this mistake that is repeated by Cowan 1967, 113. In conjunction with Insh the church was erected into a prebend of Elgin cathedral by Bp. Andrew 1226.. (Mor. Reg. nos. 68, 81; CPL x, 176-7. Ass. 407, 414, 416. Cowan 1967, 113. Church and fair under patronage of Columba, acc. to Anderson 1881 & Reeves 295.