Fearn Abbey

Fearn Abbey

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Hill of Fearn, Fearn, IV20 1SS
Local Authority: Highland
Listing: A
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Church Overview

Known as ‘The Lamp of the North’, it is one of the oldest pre-Reformation Scottish churches still in use for worship. The core of the building is 13th century, rebuilt 1772 by James Rich and restored by Ian G Lindsay & Partners 1972. Further restoration in summer 2001. Originally a monastery of Premonstratensian monks of the Order of St Augustine. Patrick Hamilton, burnt for heresy at St Andrews in 1528, was the Commendatory Abbot from 1517 to 1528.


Sunday 11.30 am

Opening Arrangements

Open daily April to September, 10.00am-4.00pm; or by arrangement

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Fearn Abbey


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