St Palladius's Chapel, Auchenblae

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Dating from the late medieval period, St Palladius's Chapel is thought to have been built on the site of a cell built by the saint in the 5th Century AD. The oldest part of the church is said to date to 1244 AD, when a new church was dedicated on this site by Bishop David of St Andrews.

The church was restored in the 16th and 18th Centuries, abandoned in 1828 when a new Parish Church was built alongside, and restored again in 2006. The east gable survives to roof height. On the inner face is a piscina and arched recess.

Below the chapel is a large crypt traditionally said to have held the sacred relics of St Palladius.

During building works in 1787, a Class II Pictish stone was found. Named as the "Fordoun Stone", it is now housed in the Parish Church. 

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