List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Site of Chapel formerly called EGLISMONICHTY Eglismonichty (Site of)
Eglismonichty (Site of)
Eglismonichty (Site of)
Site of Chapel
Site of Chapel
Site of Chapel formerly called Eglismonichty
James Webster
Statistical account
Daniel Drimmie
William Small - Grieve or Land Steward - Balmossie
Mrs. Morton - Broughty Ferry
Robert Collier - Farmer Balmossie
054 [Situation] Near the Chapel Tree.
Taken from the Statistical Account
"Eglismonichty, of which the etymology seems to be "ecclesia montis Dichty"*, or in plain English "Church upon water" situated on a crag above the river Dichty, nearly opposite the mill of Balmossie This chapel, long previously ruinous, was razed about eighty years ago, the mill just noticed built out of the materials, the tombstones transferred to the floors of the mill house & Kiln house, the cemetery ploughed up, the bones buried, and a circle of trees eradicated, with the exception of one venerable plane which still marks the site"
It was one of the five churches which existed in this parish previous to the reformation, and tradition states that the above tree seved to hang the bell of the Church

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Sheet 54 No 4 Trace 6 -- Parish of Monifieth -- Described by John Kiernan R Eng [Royal Engineers]

For further description
of this object see Descriptive
Rks. [Remarks] Chapel Tree

* The name Eglismonichty although much corrupted from its original
is more likely to be either from the Gaelic, or ancient British, and
not from the Latin as is supposed by the minister who wrote
the Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of this parish. The Gaelic Eaglais manachd would
signify the Church of the monastery.
However it is in the language that was spoken in the district
that we ought to look for the etymology of the word and not in a
foreign language. - Note. As the name Eglismonichty is not
now understood it is better write the name in the form recommended
above, as together with having the proper designation "Site of Chapel"
the old name is also preserved.

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