Alyth, parish

Grid reference

NO 244 487 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

324400 748700





Nearby places

St Ninian's Park, Alyth (0.89 miles)

St Ninian's Well, Alyth (0.92 miles)

Johnshill, settlement Alyth (1.19 miles)

Lady Well, Alyth (1.91 miles)

St Fink, settlement Bendochy (2.08 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


Site of Alyth Old Parish Church, including some medieval remains (NMRS, Canmore ID: 30806)

Relationships with other places

Contains Johnshill, settlement Alyth

Contains Lady Well, Alyth

Contains St Ninian's Park, Alyth

Contains St Ninian's Well, Alyth

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

A mensal church of Dunkeld probably from an early date, as it does not appear in Bagimond. It was certainly one in 1469, when the vicarage, reputedly erected as a prebend of Dunkeld by Bp. Thomas Lauder 1452-81 appears as such, the cure thenceforth being served by a vicar-pensioner (Ass., 291, 359v; Myln Vitae 24; RMS ii no.1056; RSS v no.3036). Cowan 1967, 6. ALY situated partly in ANG, partly in PER till 1891. In that year it was placed wholly in PER, the parish boundaries remaining the same. Amongst subjects transferred from ANG to PER were Borland, Coldrach, Drumfork, Drumore, Duan, Whitehouse, Dunay, Blacklunans etc. For full details see Shennan 1892, 200-1. Note Meikle, J., 1925, Places and Place-Names Round Alyth (Paisley).