This Churchyard is located in the village of Fossoway, now known as Crook of Devon, from the nearby bend in the River Devon. It is situated approximately 6 miles SW of Kinross. The Parish includes the settlements of Crook of Devon, Drum, Carnbo, Rumbling Bridge, Powmill and the surrounding rural areas.
There has been Christian teaching in the area since the time of St Serf, but the earliest recorded mention of a church in Fossoway is 1462. The parishes of Fossoway and nearby Tulliebole both had churches at one time, but these were united in 1614. The current whitewashed Church was built in 1729 and was remodelled in 1806. In 1963, the Church of Scotland (St Serf's) and the Free Church (Devonside) were united. In 1970, Fossoway Church was linked with Cleish. An extension and the Elizabeth Wilkie Hall were completed in 2000.
The Churchyard is defined by a walled enclosure surrounding three sides of the Church. It contains one of the few 'hearse houses' still left in Scotland. Gravestones date from 1736 till the present day. The area was famous for 17thC witch burnings.(None were buried in consecrated ground - sign of the times)
GPS Coordinates: 56.1836, -3.55908
- Added: 18 Nov 2017
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2655674
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