Ayton, parish

Grid reference

NT 927 609 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

392700 660900





Nearby places

St Dionysius's Church, Ayton (0 miles)

St Abb's Well, Ayton (0.4 miles)

St Johns, settlement Foulden (2.17 miles)

Eyemouth, modern parish (2.19 miles)

Foulden, parish (3.23 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for OS Digimap 'St Dionysius' Church', Aytoun Old Parish Church.

Relationships with other places

Contains St Abb's Well, Ayton

Contains St Dionysius's Church, Ayton

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

The lands of Ayton were granted to Durham early 12th c., shortly after which a chapel was erected which was dependent on the church of Coldingham. As a pendicle of Coldingham the church remained annexed to the priory, which in turn was dependent on Durham and then on Dunfermline. The church would appear to have had no separate parochial existence before the Reformation, although it may have possessed certain parochial rights. Cowan 1967, 12. But note that Ayton appears as a separate church c. 1250 St A. Lib. 31. Not mentioned in Shennan 1892.