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Kirkinch is located in Angus
Location within Angus
OS grid referenceNO312441
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBlairgowrie
Postcode districtPH12
Dialling code01828
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56°35′02″N 3°07′18″W / 56.583759°N 3.121677°W / 56.583759; -3.121677Coordinates: 56°35′02″N 3°07′18″W / 56.583759°N 3.121677°W / 56.583759; -3.121677
The ruins of Nevay Church and graveyard

Kirkinch, meaning 'kirk (church) on the island' in Scots and Gaelic, is a small village in Angus, Scotland.[1] The 'island' is the knoll on which remains of the medieval church of the parish of Nevay, now united with Eassie, stand. Originally it was an 'island' of slightly higher land surrounded by boggy country. The village houses are adjacent to the knoll, which is encompassed by the wall of the old churchyard. Some of the earliest history of the local area is represented approximately two kilometres northwest at the village of Eassie, where the Eassie Stone is displayed in a modern transparent shelter in the ruined former parish church; this finely carved Pictish cross-slab probably dates to the first half of the 8th century (Historic Scotland; accessible at all times). The church site at Kirkinch is itself probably of early Christian origin. A simple disc-headed cross-slab found here is on display at the Meffan Institute in Forfar.

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  1. ^ United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map, Landranger (2005)