St Drostan's Church, Insch

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All that survives of St Drostan's Church is the west gable topped by an ornate 17th Century pedimented bellcote. The bellcote has carved uprights and finials, dog-tooth detailing, scroll moulding and the initials "M/L"for the Leslie family.

There is a carved skewputt initialled and dated "AR 162-"on the south side of the gable. At the foot of the gable is the Radulfus stone, a medieval tombstone thought to honour Radulfus, chaplain of the Bishop of Aberdeen between 1172 AD and 1194 AD.

The stone is a simple rectangle incised with a cross and circle with inscription reading "ORATE PRO ANIMA RADULFI SACERDOTIS" (Pray for the soul of Ralph the priest). To the left of this is the partial figure of a carved stone knight dating to the late 13th or early 14th Century AD. 

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