Creich, parish FIF

Grid reference

NO 326 213 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

332600 721300

Latitude

56.37927280664023

Longitude

-3.0915294193608425

Nearby places

St Serf's Church, Creich FIF (0 miles)

Flisk, parish (1.14 miles)

Holy Trinity Church, Moonzie (2.41 miles)

Moonzie, parish (2.41 miles)

Abbey of St Mary and St Edward, Balmerino (2.85 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Relationships with other places

Contains St Serf's Church, Creich FIF

Contains St Serf's Church, Creich FIF

Parish details

Creich.

Parish TLA

CRC

County

Fife

Medieval diocese

St Andrews

Parish notes

The church is first mentioned in the mid 13th-century taxation lists, which also mention a chapel. Annexed to Lindores Abbey in 1414 by Benedict XIII, the patronage previously having been granted to that abbey by William de Lindsay, Lord of Rossie, David de Lindsay, earl of Crawford, and James I. The appropriation did not become effective till 1437, this following upon further grant to the uses of the abbey made by Henry bishop of St Andrews, a perpetual vicarage being reserved and so continuing (CPP i, 601; CPL viii, 143; xii, 62-3; RS 352, 286; SRO Vat. Trans. ii no.63; Ass. 40, 93). Cowan 1967, 39.