Crimond, parish

Grid reference

NK 052 575 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

405200 857500





Nearby places

St Columba's Episcopal Church, Lonmay (1.88 miles)

St Fergus Moss, St Fergus (2.36 miles)

Taubernavin, well, Rathen (3.24 miles)

Kilbirnie, farm, Rathen (3.29 miles)

Lonmay, parish, aka St Colm (3.48 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Parish details

Crimond, also formerly known as Rattray.

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Apparently also known as Rattray in middle ages e.g. Bagimond's Roll, 43 (church of Retref). In 1323 mention is made of 'the mains lands of Rettref with its harbour, the land of Creithmo[n]de, in which the church is situated.' (RMS i app.1 no.66). Note that there was also a chapel of the B.V.M. on the site of the now lost burgh of Rattray 4 km. to east of the old church at Crimond. In the 1323 charter the king grants to Archibald of Douglas the above, as well as ‘terras de Creichmode Nagorthe et de Creichmodebelle cum molendino eiusdem, parcum de Kindolos, terras de Carnglas, Rothnathie et de Tulykerath cum pertinenciis.’ RMS i app.1 no.66. Cowan 1967, 39 under Crimond [no mention of Rattray] 'The parsonage was apparently erected into a prebend of Aberdeen cathedral by Bp. Richard de Potton in 1262, and definitely appears as such in 1437 (Abdn. Reg. ii 65, 252).’ No change mentioned in Shennan 1892.