Fowlis Wester

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St Bean's Church, Fowlis Wester

Fowlis Wester is a small village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is around 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of Crieff and 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Perth. The parish of Fowlis Wester includes the Abercairny estate to the south-west.

The 13th-century parish church is dedicated to Saint Bean and was restored in 1927.[1] The category B listed building retains original medieval features including a leper's squint.[2] Inside the church is an 8th-century Pictish cross-slab, a replica of which stands in the village square. The slab is carved with a Celtic cross on one side, and the other side bears typically Pictish symbols as well as carvings of animals and people.[3]

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  1. ^ "Fowlis Wester Parish Church". Scotland's Churches Trust. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Parish Church (St Beanus): listed building information". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stone". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 56°23′46″N 3°44′17″W / 56.396°N 3.738°W / 56.396; -3.738