List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
INVERGOWRIE CHURCH (Ruins of) Invergowrie Church (in Ruins) New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] for Forfarshire
W. Spalding
J. Moncrieff
088 [Situation] In the eastern end of the parish.
This is the Remains of the Church of the Old Parish of Invergowrie. The Walls are Complete and in good preservation, although the building is unroofed; the Ruin is now seperated by a partition Wall which seperates the Family burial grounds of Clayhills of Invergowrie, and Mylne's of Mylnefield. The Ruins is surrounded by a Graveyard which is still used as a Burial Ground.

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Parish of Liff & Benvie Co. [County] Perth -- Sheet 88 No. 3 Trace 4

[Additional note:]
Invergourie as a place of Christian worship is of remote antiquity
and perhaps the most ancient on this side the Tay. The first
Church was built by Boniface a legate or missionary, on
his landing there with some attendants from Rome during the
7th Century. The same person proceeding into the interior parts of Angus
founded other Churches. The walls of the Church of Invergowrie used
in latter times are still very entire, but they indicate no superior
antiquity or workmanship and are probably those of a fabric less
ancient than the first. The churchyard is on an eminence of a singular shape which on one side
is often washed by the Tay: and some people from the variety mould dug up have conjectured
that the whole or greater part of this eminence may have been composed of forced earth.
Old Stat. Acct [Statistical Account] vol. [volume] 13 p. [page] 117

Church of Invergowrie. - Under this head must lie noticed the remains of the Church of Invergowrie believed to
be the most ancient place of worship to the north of the Tay. The walls, however, which are standing and are very
entire are of the plainest masonry and bear no marks of antiquity. They cannot possibly have belonged
to the first edifice erected by Boniface a legate or missionary, who landed at that place from Rome during
the 7th. century. On this point reference is made in the former account to Boeth. Hist. [Boethius's History] Archbishop Spottiswood and Forbes on
Tithes. The space inclosed within the walls of the church has been for generations been appropriated as the burying place of the
families of Ingowrie and Mylnefield. The Church-yard is often washed by the Tay.
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Forfarshire pp. [pages] 581-2

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