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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
COLLEGE YARDS College Yards
College Yards
College Yards
History of Brechin
The Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Halket
Mr. Henderson, Writer
027 A large Vegetable garden a short distance west of the Church. From its name the Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Halket and Mr. Henderson believes that some prebendary or college had stood here. It is the property of the Kirk Session. On the South Side of the garden is a small spring known by the name of College Well.
"A convent is believed to have stood a lettle to the west of the present Parish Church, in the gardens now belonging to the Kirk Session, still called the College Yards, a small Well of delightfully pure water in the gardens receives the name of the "College Well and is reported, by tradition to have been the well of the Culdee Convent."
History of Brechin by D. D. Black, Town Clerk
No site of a building can be seen in this garden. [Initialled] D.H.
Supposed Site of a CULDEE MONASTERY [College Yards, Brechin] College Yards College Yards College Yards History of Brechin
The Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Halket
Mr. Henderson, Writer
027 A large Vegetable garden a short distance west of the Church. From its name the Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Halket and Mr. Henderson believes that some prebendary or college had stood here. It is the property of the Kirk Session. On the South Side of the garden is a small spring known by the name of College Well. "A convent is believed to have stood a lettle to the west of the present Parish Church, in the gardens now belonging to the Kirk Session, still called the College Yards, a small Well of delightfully pure water in the gardens receives the name of the "College Well and is reported, by tradition to have been the well of the Culdee Convent." History of Brechin by D. D. Black, Town Clerk No site of a building can be seen in this garden. [Initialled] D.H.
COLLEGE WELL College Well History of Brechin
The Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Halket
Mr. Henderson, Writer
027 On the South Side of the garden [of College Yards] is a small spring known by the name of College Well.
"A convent is believed to have stood a lettle to the west of the present Parish Church, in the gardens now belonging to the Kirk Session, still called the College Yards, a small well of delightfully pure water in the gardens receives the name of the "College Well" and is reported by tradition, to have been the well of the Culdee Convent"
History of Brechin by D.D. Black, Town Clerk

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College Yards [notes]
Malcolm II defeated the Danes near Aberlemno in honour of which
victory he is said to have erected a monastery at Brechin.

Brechin is first mentioned in the Year 990 - and at that time is
described as a large City - It was then a considerable seat of the Culdees.


Two of the best known seats of the Culdees in Scotland
were at Abernethy and Brechin, at both which places
Chapters of them survived down to the rein of Alexander II.

"So far as relates to Scotland, the round towers
of Abernethy & Brechin still remain, but the
College or Churches of both places exist only
in name, although ruins of the houses were
visible at Brechin in the time of Maitland
the historian who was a native of that place."
Memorials of Angus & Mearns

"At Brechin was a monastery of the order of
Red Friars"
Keith's Bishops p [page] 397 also Chalmers Caledonia p [page] 430 & 436 Culdee Establishment there Innes' Scotland P. [Page] 110, 112
(as early as 994)

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