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Kirkinch is located in Angus
 Kirkinch shown within Angus
OS grid reference NO312441
Council area Angus
Lieutenancy area Angus
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FORFAR
Postcode district DD8
Dialling code 01307
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Angus
Scottish Parliament Angus South
List of places

Coordinates: 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 north-west 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)