Scheduled Monument

Grandtully, St Mary's ChurchSM90155

Status: Removed


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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.


Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NN 88700 50600
288700, 750600

Removal Reason

As part of the dual designation project, this building will be descheduled. It will remain listed at category A with an amendment to the address to include the churchyard.


The monument consists of the rectangular church of St Mary at Grandtully, including the extension to the W of it and the small churchyard to its N.

The church is late medieval in date. It was founded within the former parish of Dull by the Stewarts of Grandtully who occupied the nearby castle. The church was extended to the W in the 1630s, either to enlarge the church or to provide a house for the minister. At the same time an elaborately painted ceiling of wagon form was inserted over the E end. This celebrates heraldically the connections of the family and has as its centrepiece a death scene. There is a small churchyard to the N.

The area to be scheduled is a rectangle. It measures 25m E-W by 15m, to include the church and churchyard, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance because of the high qualities of its painted decoration, and because of its structural completeness.



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 85 SE 6.

Historic Environment Scotland Properties

St. Mary's Church Grandtully

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Related Designations

  1. St Mary's Church, including churchyard, boundary walls and gates, GrandtullyLB11831

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (A)

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