Located in the upper slopes of the parish
Maryculter church nestles within a copse of mature trees. The lovely
church building was erected in 1782, with further alterations in 1882
changing the original rectangular church to the cross or cruciform shape now seen.
A new extension to the hall on the north side was added in 2006. A date
stone is visible on the south side wall.
The churchyard contains approximately 200 stones,
mostly 19th or 20th century. The grounds are in good condition with the
grass and paths well kept. A large pile of grass cuttings and general
herbaceous rubbish in the SE corner is the only unsightly feature. A
small retained enclosure would be much neater and would prevent this
pile encroaching on the gravestones.
The majority of gravestones are in good condition,
though some are in permanent shade due to overgrown shrubs or
overhanging tree branches. Overall though they are easy to find and
If travelling by car take the south Deeside road
from Aberdeen (B9077) for about 6 miles. Just past the right turn over
the bridge to Milltimber there is a left turn towards Kirkton of
Maryculter. Take this road for about half a mile and you should see the
church on your left. Parking is a little tricky outside the church but if you
pull on to the verge you should be ok. I think there is also a car park
at the rear with access from further along the main road on the left.
This church and its surrounding graveyard are well worth a
PS If you have time you might want to look at the
new cemetery just a few hundred metres to the north. While there enjoy
the view across the Dee valley.
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