Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

Mortlach Church

  • Church St. Map It
  • Dufftown
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/27/2015

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Set in a hollow by the Dullan Water, Mortlach Church is thought to be one of Scotland's oldest Christian sites, perhaps founded by St. Luag, a contemporary of St. Columba, as early as AD 566. Note the weathered Pictish cross in the churchyard and the even older stone under cover in the vestibule, with a strange Pictish elephantlike beast carved on it. Though much of the church was rebuilt after 1876, some early work survives, including three lancet windows from the 13th century and a leper's squint (a hole extended to the outside of the church so that lepers could hear the service but be kept away from the rest of the congregation).

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Church St., Dufftown, Moray, AB55 4ER, Scotland

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Published 10/27/2015


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