Kincardine O'Neil Old Parish Church

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The former Parish Church of Kincardine O'Neil, dedicated to St Mary the Blessed Virgin, is said to have been built in the 13305 AD and was in use until the 18605. It was burnt and rebuilt in 1733, restored in the 18th and 19th Centuries, and the ruin consolidated in the 20th Century and again in 2017.

A church is thought to have occupied this site since the 5th Century AD when local saint, St Erchard, established a place of worship in the village following his ordination. The church was originally larger and at the east end was a hospital, whose foundations can still be seen today.

The north and south walls are buttressed, the south containing a series of thin lancet windows set high in the wall. The north wall contains a fine 14th Century AD Gothic pointed recessed doorway, now blocked up.

The west gable is topped by a bellcote added in the 17th Century. 

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