Grangemouth, modern parish, aka Polmont

Grid reference

NS 936 792 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

293600 679200







Nearby places

St Mary's Chapel, Polmont, Grangemouth (0 miles)

Muiravonside, modern parish (1.85 miles)

Lady's Mill, Falkirk (2.67 miles)

Bo'ness, former parish, aka Kinneil, BCN (2.84 miles)

St Morgan's Seat, Muiravonside (2.98 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for Polmont Old Parish Church. It was built in 1732. A chapel of the BVM at Polmont is mentioned in 1498, but there is no evidence to connect it to this or any other site (NMRS).

Parish details

Grangemouth or Polmont separated from Falkirk FAL in 1724, and including Bothkenner BKX

Parish TLA




Parish notes

Also known as Polmont, it was created out of the large medieval parish of Falkirk in 1725, occupying the lands which prior to the Reformation had formed the barony of Abbotskerse, but including the lands of Inch, which had belonged to Bothkenner (owing to a change in course of the Carron). Reid 1993, 85-6. Note that Bothkenner BKX seems still to have existed when Grangemouth was created. Later the whole of that medieval parish was incorporated into Grangemouth.