Historic Churchyards


Kinfauns Old Parish Church, Headland Archaeology (c)

Kinfauns Old Parish Church

The old parish church at Kinfauns is medieval, dating from the 12th century when it was a chapel for Scone Abbey Stabilisation. It was re-built post-Reformation and abandoned in the early 19th century. It is a Scheduled Monument and requires urgent consolidation, including repair of ‘at risk’ monuments, window openings and wall heads as needed to Historic Scotland requirements.

The project has received grant support from Historic Scotland and the repair work is now ongoing on site.   Before repair work began Headland Archaeology, were on site to carry out photogrammetry survey and phased recording of the building, following completion of a desk based assessment.

Photogrammetry survey by Headland staff
PKHT’s Andrew Driver giving history of project and building
Window looking through to church interior










The survey created a  3D model –

Kinfauns Parish Church by Headland Archaeology on Sketchfab


The project will now focus on working with the community of Kinfauns and other interested people to preserve the old parish church and Charteris Gray Aisle for future generations. This  will include masonry conservation, wall consolidation, roof repairs, re-pointing and graveyard enhancement work.


Desk Based Assessment KOPC-01-DBA-combined



Other churchyard projects

Conservation work will also take place at several other churchyards across our area, including Abernethy and Rait.

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The Tay Landscape Partnership Area

The Tay Landscape stretches from Newburgh on the south side of the Tay Estuary around to Perth and along the Carse to Dundee.

The project, a £2.6 million initiative is principally funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, will enable locals and visitors to reconnect with the natural, built and cultural heritage of the area.