Christskirk  Aberdeenshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Christskirk like this:

Christ's Kirk or Rathmuriel, an ancient parish now forming the eastern portion of Kennethmont parish, W Aberdeenshire. The church, 1¼ mile WSW of Insch station, is in ruins; but its graveyard is still in use. On a green here was formerly held an annual fair on a night in the month of May, Christ's Fair or Sleepy Market, which by some antiquaries is supposed to be the theme of the famous poem of Chryst's Kirk on the Grene, commonly ascribed to James I. ...

Christ's Kirk Hill (1021 feet) is on the E border of the parish, overhanging the rivulet Shevock, and is divided only by the narrow valley of that stream from the abrupt isolated hill of Dunnideer (876 feet) in Insch.

Christskirk through time

Christskirk is now part of Aberdeenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aberdeenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Christskirk itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Christskirk in Aberdeenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 02nd December 2021

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