Cullen, parish

Grid reference

NJ 507 633 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

350700 863300





Nearby places

Deskford, parish (1.06 miles)

St John's Church, Deskford (1.06 miles)

St John's Well, Deskford (1.06 miles)

Combs Plantation, Deskford (1.76 miles)

Comb's Croft, settlement, Deskford (1.86 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for St Mary's Collegiate Church.

Relationships with other places

Contains Marywell Cottage, Cullen

Contains St Mary's Collegiate Church, Cullen

Contains St Mary's Well, Cullen

Parish details

Originally a chapel of Fordyce.

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

In origin a chapel of Fordyce, the church, then known as Invercullen, was petitioning for parochial status in 1236, and while this was thereafter conceded, both parsonage and vicarage teinds continued with those of the mother church of Fordyce to belong to the common fund of the canons of Aberdeen cathedral. The cure was served by a chaplain till 1543, when with the foundation of the collegiate church of Cullen, which possessed neither parsonage or vicarage teinds jof the church, the parochial duties were allocated to the prebendary of St Mary the Virgin. (Moray Reg. no.88; Abdn. Reg. i, 29-30, 74-5, 82; ii, 384; Cramond, Church and Churchyard of Cullen, 34ff; Ass. 385, 385v). Cowan 1967, 41.