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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tour Forteviot Churchyard Scotland

Forteviot Churchyard, Perthshire, Scotland. Forteviot was the site of an important Pictish settlement in the reign of King Oengus. With the defeat of the Picts by the Scots in the ninth century, Kenneth mac alpin had his palace there. Legend has it that the first Christian Church at Forteviot was built in response to the visit of Kilrymont, St. Andrews, monks to the valley during the eighth century. Certainly a basilica existed from the first half of that century. In 1165 William the Lion granted Forteviot to his chaplain, Richard of Stirling. From early in the thirteenth century, Forteviot was in the Deanery of Gowrie, Diocese of St. Andrews. The rector of Forteviot was a canon of St. Salvator’s. After the Reformation, St. Andrews University became the patron. The present building, the third, was erected in 1778. Forteviot Churchyard.

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1 comment:

  1. Sandy - I recently discovered your blog. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos of Scotland and these churches. Your site is a tremendous blessing to me in the research of my novel as I live in the US and won't likely go to Scotland in person any time soon. I look forward to "touring" Scotland with the help of your posts and links.

    Blessings to you!
    Camille Eide
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