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Errol Parish Church Graveyard

A Category B Listed Building in Perth, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3917 / 56°23'29"N

Longitude: -3.2128 / 3°12'46"W

OS Eastings: 325226

OS Northings: 722814

OS Grid: NO252228

Mapcode National: GBR 27.1B5W

Mapcode Global: WH6QG.ML9Y

Plus Code: 9C8R9QRP+MV

Entry Name: Errol Parish Church Graveyard

Listing Name: Errol Village, School Wynd, Old Churchyard Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 346970

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13772

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Errol

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Parish: Errol

Traditional County: Perthshire

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17th century and later. Rubble walls enclosing L-plan graveyard containing site of former parish church.

17th century tomb chests with clearly carved emblems of the dead, include that of Alexander Omay, 1639.

18th century gravestones of good sculptural quality and mural monument (to W) with relief carving flanked by Roman Doric columns supporting battered cope and deep roll-moulded panel (detail eroded). Headstone with angel's head and wings flanked by initials 'DM' (May) and 'SD' (Duff), of 1762.

19th century stones include simple stone with 3 carved hearts over commemorative inscription 'ERECTED BY WILLIAM FLOWERDEW (CHURCH?) OFFICER IN ERROL, 1808'. Moulded-apex incised memorial to 'WILLIAM MELVILLE BORN 15 MARCH 1772 DIED AT MEGGINCH 21 JULY 1862/HAVING PASSED HALF A CENTURY IN INDUSTRIOUS EMPLOYMENT AT MEGGINCH HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE HONOURED AND LAMENTED BY HIS NUMEROUS FRIENDS'; the stone was erected by J M Drummond of Megginch. Obelisk commemorating Reverend David Dow, died 1818, with name of sculptor 'D JACK' incised over vermiculated plinth.

GATEPIERS AND GATES: pyramidally-coped, square-section ashlar gatepiers with 2-leaf decorative ironwork gates.

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