Associated Chapels: Castle Chapel, Ormonde, Ormandhill.

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Also known as 'Alvach' and 'Avache'. The church belonged to Abbey of Kinloss (by 1274) and, by virtue of this possession, the abbot was, ex officio, a canon in the cathedral of Ross by at least 1324/5. The parsonage remained annexed to the Abbey at the Reformation while a 'stallar' was maintained in the cathedral from the teinds; the cure being served by a perpetual vicar.

There was a chapel dedicated to the BVM at Ormandhill - in the lordship of Ardmannach. Ormonde was a chapel at Douglas Castle.

There is an ancient burying-ground, said to be also the site of a chapel, near the Killen Burn a little below Bog of Afterflow farm. Between the farm and the burying-ground is a petrifying stream. Presumably 'Chapel Hill', at NH 6725 5684, is associated with this chapel site. On this hill, on a wooded knoll, are the turf-covered footings of a building which are suspected to be the remains of a chapel.

The chapel in the Castle of Avoch was given to Kinloss Abbey in 1255 {Macrae}.

On the farm of Arkendeith in this parish there is an old quarry, out of which the cathedral church of Ross is said to have been built.




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