Located within the present day nature reserve of
St Cyrus this site has a long history. The church of St Grig was reputed
to have been founded here about 880AD. St Cyrus or Ecclesgreig was
dedicated by the Bishop of St Andrews in 1242 and remained the dominant
influence until the construction of a new church on higher ground near
the main village in 1632. No trace remains of the original church though
a number of enclosures are of interest.
The site is in an exposed position and
consequently many of the stones are difficult to read. However there are
a number of good interesting monumental carvings that are well worth
viewing. Also of note are a number of burial enclosures and a watch
house in one corner.
St Cyrus Nether Kirkyard is located within the
present day St Cyrus nature reserve. The location, nestled at the base
of steep hills and golden sands is, on a fine day, one of the best views
to be found within the NE of Scotland. From the top of the hill the view
is breathtaking. Many wild flowers, butterflies and assorted birds and
small animals are found within the area. Take my word for it, seek it
Some further details of the history of this
churchyard can be found in an article in my
Book Extracts section.
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