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Tullibody Auld Kirk (old church)

Tullibody Auld Kirk

Good Friday 2005

Above - Pictures of Tullibody Auld Kirk. The Auld Kirk has been roofless since 1917, but there has been a church on this site since at least 1147, when King David I granted the lands and Inches (islands) of Tullibody to Cambus Kenneth Abbey. The present ruins are 16th century. Click on the small picture to see a larger version

'The Auld Kirk (the Old Church) at Tullibody (St. Mungo's, before the Reformation) was declared unsafe in about 1904 and has been roofless since 1917. - It was oblong in plan, measuring 63 feet 1 inch by 22 feet 3 inches, and evidently represents the nave of a Romanesque structure, rebuilt in the sixteenth century before the Reformation and later altered and enlarged. The walls are complete, and, except the east gable, are constructed with much cubical ashlar. To the north, there has been a single void, a small sixteenth century window, later built up. The South wall has two doorways with moulded sixteenth century architraves, the eastern bearing on the lintel a pastoral staff, flanked by the date 1539 - (third picture down on the right). The east and west gables are crow-stepped and may be of seventeenth century date, the belfry on the west gable is of seventeenth century style.' (Old Clackmannanshire - A.I.R. Drummond)

There has been a church on this
site since at least 1147 A.D.

All of the above pictures, except one, were taken on the same day in May 2001.

Below - Pictures of the three Tullibody Kirks on the Menstrie Road, Tullibody in 2004

St. Serf's Parish Church (1904)
The ruined Auld Kirk - belfry being repaired
The Church Hall - formerly the Free Church (1844)













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