Aberdeenshire HER - NJ56SE0001 - ST TALORGAN'S CHURCH, FORDYCE

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Primary ReferenceNJ56SE0001
NameST TALORGAN'S CHURCH, FORDYCE
NRHE Card No.NJ56SE1
NRHE Numlink 17970
HES SM No. 352
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of church which dates from before 1272. The earliest church established on this site is said to have been dedicated to St Talarican (Talorgan / Tarquin / Tarlogan) in the 6th - 8th Centuries AD, although there is no evidence of this early site. All that now remains is the roofed belltower, in a fair state of preservation, with a richly carved double-arched bellcote dated 1661, part of the former chancel and a handful of burial aisles. Between 1681 and 1684 a loft was built in the tower with a prison below on the first floor. The obvious later steps to the first floor on the E side of the tower bear an inscription and the date 1721. The old church consisted of a nave with aisles on the W and S. The west aisle belonged to the Ogilvies of Durn, the south, now divided into two, belonged to the Abercrombies of Birkenbog (later Glasshaugh) and the Ogilvies of Findlater and Boyne. The west portion contains the mural wall tomb of Ogilvy of Findlater; the east portion a mural tomb of a recumbent effigy in armour dated c.1509. The Abercrombie of Glassaugh burial aisle is late 17th Century with a small apex bellcote. The church was replaced in 1804 by a new church c.250 m to the south, now no longer in ecclesiastical use (NJ56SE0084). The graveyard has an interesting collection of tomb stones dating from the early 16th to 20th Centuries.
Last Update30/08/2019
Updated Bycpalmer
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 355571.553042786, Northing: 863849.853098204

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National Grid Reference: NJ 5557 6384



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
2014 Field Observation

Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
GRAVEYARDS  Y100
CHURCHES REMAINS OFA100
CHANCELS REMAINS OFB100
TOWERSBELL C100
AISLESBURIAL D100
TOMBSMURALARCHEDE100
INSCRIPTIONS  F100
TOMBSMURAL G100
EFFIGIES RECUMBENTH100
INSCRIPTIONS BEASTI100
TOWERSLOFT J100
FORESTAIRSEXTERNAL K100
BELLCOTES DOUBLE-ARCHEDL100
BELLCOTES APEXM100
FINIALSBALLAPEXN100
MEMORIALS PEDIMENTEDO100
PLAQUESMARBLE P100
CHURCHYARDS  Q100
GATEPIERSSQUARE R100
CAPS FLATS100
GATESCAST-IRONSPEARHEADEDT100
STONESGRAVE U100
SLABSGRAVE V100
WELLS SITE OFW100
EFFIGIES ARMOUREDX100