Benholm Kirk

Benholm Kirk

Denomination:   Former Church of Scotland
OS Reference:   NO804692
Address:   Benholm, DD10 0HT
Local Authority:   Aberdeenshire
Listing:   A

Church Overview

Externally plain, slated and harled Georgian rural parish kirk of 1832, incorporating 15th century sacrament house and 17th century monuments of national significance from earlier church. Notable are the 1620 monument to Lady Mary Keith, a fusion of Renaissance architectural details and traditional symbolism (knobbly kneed Death skewering Lady Mary’s parents) and the much more sophisticated 1690 Scott Monument in white marble with cherubs, drapery and foliage. Church acquired by Historic Churches Scotland in 2006 with the generous assistance of the local community.


Occasional services, weddings and funerals by arrangement. For arranging services, please telephone Historic Churches Scotland on 0131 563 5135.

Opening Arrangements

Open daily 9.00am-6.00pm


Guide book available Access for partially abled

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Benholm Kirk


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