Places of Worship in Birse Parish in Grampian Region

  • Birse Kirk

    Birse Kirk is situated on a small mound in the middle of the hamlet of Birse in the north of the parish. It was built in the late 18th century close to the side of a medieval original. It has been extended at the east end to create a cha...

    View of the church and graveyard from the south
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  • Birsemore United Free Church

    There is currently little information about this former United Free Church which was located in Birsemore, just to the south of Aboyne. The grid reference is not precise enough to enable a secure site of the church to be plotted. There a...

  • Chapel House, St Michael's, Birse

    There is currently no information about this chapel site. The grid reference places the site in an area of rough grazing ground and woodland, around 4km south-east of Kincardine O'Neil. There is no sign of any building or remains in the ...

    The area in which the chapel may have been located
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  • Easter Clune, Birse

    The New Statistical Account (1845) suggests that there was a small Episcopal church or chapel located here at some point. However, it has also been suggested that it was a Bishop's residence and close to Easter Clune Castle, which was bu...

    View of the area in which the chapel may have been located
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  • Finzean Free Church, Birse

    There is little information about this site, a former Free Church, which was demolished some time ago. It was said to stand close to the village shop, which is still present. There are a number of modern houses close to the village shop ...

    The area where the church was located, now occupied by modern houses.
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  • Forest of Birse Church

    Forest of Birse Church is located in a remote, rural valley, accessed only by a five mile long single-track road. There is sparse woodland and rough grazing land around the church site and a narrow stream is a short distance to the south...

    View of the church from the north
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  • Roman Catholic Chapel and Priest's House, Birse

    It is possible an early Roman Catholic chapel and priest's house was located in an area now forested and at the edge of Ballogie House estate. There is no trace of any structure in the area, except for Bogieshiel Lodge, a 19th century lo...

    General view of the site of the early chapel
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  • Roman Catholic Chapel, Balnacraig, Birse

    A possible early Roman Catholic chapel is said to have been located in an area now in open farmland and bounded by woodland. There are no visible signs of any structure in the vicinity and no other information is currently available. &nb...

    General view of the area where the chapel may have been located
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  • St Finan Early Chapel, Finzean House, Birse

    There was mention of an ancient dedication to St Finan in what is now part of Finzean House estate. It would appear the dedication and possible chapel were much older than the present house and gardens. No other information is presently ...

    The area of Finzean House estate where an early chapel may have existed
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  • St John's Chapel, Birse

    A chapel was said to have been located here and dedicated to St John. The site, a few kilometres south of Kincardine O'Neil is now farmland and there is no sign of any remains or structure. No other information is currently available. &n...

    General view of the area where the chapel may have been located
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