Site: The College Yards, Brechin

Name:The College Yards, Brechin (n/a) CISP No:BRCHN
Place:Brechin (Breichinn) Grid Ref:NO 5945 6010 (GB)   Map
Parish:Brechin (Breichinn) Stones:1
County:Angus , Scotland Saint(s):Mary
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

Formerly a portion of an ancient churchyard.

NMRS/NO56SE22: `The gardens to the west of the Cathedral, called `The College Yards' are said to be the site of a céli Dé foundation of Malcolm II (1105-1134). On the erection of the episcopal see, c.1150, the prior and brethren of the Culdee community became the chapter of the cathedral'.

Roughly contemporary are the round tower (c.1000), a hogback grave-marker and the cross-slab fragment.