Cuikstone Church, Farnell

National Grid Reference (NGR): NO 62000 56300, map




There are now no remains of this medieval church, which is said to have stood close to a mound known as Rurie's Cross, said to be the site of a cross. The site is now near the edge of a large arable field to the north-west of the Mains of Farnell farm.

Documentary evidence shows that the church was in use in 1440 but by the end of the 16th century it was known to be ruinous. It was replaced by a new church, called Kinnaird Church, around 1km to the north-east.

Archive References:

Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: RCAHMS NO65NW18Site of the medieval church
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: NO65NW 16Site for Rurie's Cross
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 1118

Bibliographic References:

The parishes of medieval ScotlandI B Cowan1967p35
Memorials of Angus and the MearnsA Jervise1861P41
The archaeological sites and monuments of central AngusRCAHMS1984p9
Angus or Forfarshire: the land and people, descriptive and historicalA J Warden1880-5Vol 3, p232-3