Sunday, 12 April 2015

West Kirk - Outlander Location

This is the ruined West Parish Church at Culross in Fife, Scotland.  It is believed to date from the early 16th century.  It was already in a run-down state by 1633.


It is very atmospheric and is surrounded by a graveyard with many very old gravestones in it.


Some old grave slabs were used in later building work.  This stone depicting an axe and sword has been used as a lintel over a doorway.


Another lintel is a grave slab with a very decorative key inscribed on it.


It is an amazing place to visit and was used as a location in Outlander as the Black Kirk.


Check out some more churches old and new at InSPIREd Sunday.


Love, Liz

15 comments:

Gerald (SK14) said...

must be 40 years since I visited Culross. Amazing that gravestones could be used as building material.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful ruins, thank you for showing us.

J Bonafilla said...

What a wonderful little church. I'm sure it's very atmospheric, set in such an isolated location and being such a wreck: not sure I'd want to be there in the dead of night. I love the old tombstones, especially the one you've captured with the skull: very macabre. Great post! All the best, Bonny

Curtise said...

What a wonderful place, so beautiful and atmospheric. xx

Tom said...

Liz, even as a ruin, it's lovely! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Linda said...

A lovely place and beautiful photos. Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

RedSetter said...

Brilliant looking place

Kezzie said...

Oooh, it sounds fabulously interesting!x

RedPat said...

What a lovely spot that is! The atmosphere is amazing.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

thank you for sharing with us at InSPIREd Sunday. so cool. i love the creeping vines and such. mysterious looking. ( :

oh, i have heard many folks speak of Outlander ... i have never watched. we don't have cable. not sure what channel it come on. very cool.

Bill Nicholls said...

Beautiful little Kirk with atmosphere to it even though it is a ruin. Would love to walk around it somtime.
http://graveplace.blogspot.co.uk/

Lilly's Mom said...

This is such a lovely place with so much history. I just discovered your blog and I'm signing up to follow as I too love crochet and history. Sending you greetings from California, Pat

VioletSky said...

Great use for the old gravestones! And I've been wondering about some of the locations in Outlander.....!

Lorena said...

What a beautiful location - the green "taking over" the walls of the original structure makes me feel like nature is claiming its territory...

Jibber JabberUK said...

I wonder why it was abandoned after such a short history. It looks like the graveyard was well used.