Kinnoull Burial Ground

Old Kinnoull Parish Church, aka Kinnoull Aisle, aka Kinnoull Burial Ground, Perth

 

Kinnoull Aisle Old Kinnoull Parish Church

Old Kinnoull Parish Church

This small chapel is all that remains of a medieval church that dates from the 13th century.

The Category A Listed Building sits on the East Bank of the River Tay and was once an aisle or small side chapel.

 

It is now a burial mausoleum of the Earls of Kinnoull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinnoull Aisle and Kinnoull Burial Ground, Perth

Kinnoull Aisle and Kinnoull Burial Ground, Perth

 

 

 

 

Although it was a parish church in the 13th century,┬áit’s likely to have been a religious site much earlier than that. It’s dedicated to St Constantine, who was a Pictish saint who lived in the 10th century. This area certainly has a history that is older than the City of Perth, which dates from the 12th century.

 

 

 

 

 

The Hay Monument in the picture is dedicated to George Hay, the first Earl of Kinnoull and the Chancellor to King James VI of Scotland.

Earl of Kinnoull

The Hay Monument: George Hay, first Earl of Kinnoull

He was buried here in 1635.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fascinating fact of the week: Margaret Tudor married the Earl of Angus here in this church in 1514. Margaret was the sister of Henry VIII and the widow of James IV. That’s not the fascinating bit though … this is: Two of her grandchildren later married and guess who they were!
None other than Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley, yep they were cousins.

 

 

Kinnoull Burial Ground, with stunning views over Perth

Kinnoull Burial Ground

Heraldry above the Hay Monument, showing fruit, and flowers and unicorns

Heraldry above the Hay Monument, showing fruit, and flowers and unicorns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All this information was provided by Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust