About a mile from the fishing village of
Johnshaven the church of Benholm, dedicated to St Marnoch, was thought
to have been established by at least 1242. The present building however
dates from the 19th century. Benholm was in the St Andrews Commissariot.
There are a number of beautifully carved stones
here displaying classic symbolism including skulls, winged angels and
crossbones etc. The grounds are in good condition with the grass neat
and tidy. There is little sign of deliberate damage or vandalism though
inevitably time has taken its toll.
Parking is easy outside the gates of the
churchyard, though it is a little difficult to find from the road as it
is down the end of a lane on a bend and consequently is not immediately
Well worth the trouble and most worthy of a visit.
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