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Kingoldrum Kirkyard

An historic 12thc Churchyard.

The medieval church of Kingoldrum (no longer in ecclesiastical use) first comes on record in 1178 and in 1211-4 it was given to Arbroath Abbey by William The Lion.

It was dedicated to St Medan (about whom little is known) and a holy well, dedicated to the same saint is said to have been located nearby. It would appear that the early Christian history of this site is Celtic.

Three sculpted stones were found in the walls of the old church as it was demolished in 1840 (to make way for the current building)

Donated to the National Museums of Scotland in 1878, they consist of a Class II Pictish cross-slab, a slab with a cross carved in relief on one face and a part of a slab with a representation of the Crucifixion on one face and part of a Maltese cross on the other.

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