St. Peter's Kirk & Parish Cross

Elgin, United Kingdom

St. Peter's Kirk & Parish Cross is first mentioned in a charter from 1190 The church was probably built by Freskin de Moray, who also constructed the mighty Duffus Castle nearby.

The church was badly damaged in the early 1300s during the Wars of Independence. It is situated in an situated in an idyllic location among mature trees. A rare medieval ‘mercat’ cross survives among the grave stones.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Sharon Osborne (2 years ago)
So fascinating to see 18th century gravestones with the ancient skull n crossbows if you like that dort of thing.
Vicky Dunbar (2 years ago)
Loved this hidden gem! Never seen so many skull and crossbones in one graveyard before! The Parish Cross is an amazing piece of history and the church itself with it's 2 sets of 'viewpoint' stairs is fantastic. The whole site is awesome to see and definitely worth a visit. Someone had obviously been tending to the grounds just before we visited as the grave slabs were all very neatly edged and not a weed in sight. We parked just past the gates in a little wooded area right by the back of the church but probably best to park in town and walk the short distance. Bear in mind, the small country road is the busiest road ever but the traffic is well used to pedestrians! I will most certainly come back here again for another visit
Joseph Kincaid (2 years ago)
There is no place to park specifically but rough ground off the road can be used. The gate is heavy but on wheels to help opening it. There are many interesting gravestones to look at and the inside of the church can be viewed. We were there for 20 minutes looking at graveyard.
Carlos Villalobos (5 years ago)
Old church ruin with gravesites. Nice place to relax, quiet. Usually no one there.
Florian C (7 years ago)
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