Maison Dieu Chapel


Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while Historic Environment Scotland undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to this site. Find out more on the HES website.

The Maison Dieu hospital was founded in the 1260s to serve Brechin’s poor. The beadsmen, or pensioners, were given free board and lodging in exchange for praying for the hospital’s founder. They prayed in this chapel, and lived in the adjacent hospital.

It seems to have still been in use in the 1700s, but by the 1800s the chapel had been partially demolished and was in use as a stable.

Fragments of the church survive. The south wall of the chapel preserves three narrow pointed windows and a fine doorway, while the east gable of the church is shared with a neighbouring house.

Opening Times
Currently no visitor access to site.

Entry Fee

Accessibility additional info
It is not signposted.

Historic Scotland

Maison Dieu Chapel


Maison Dieu Lane
Map reference- NO 596 600


Dog Friendly

Dog Friendly

Dogs are welcome at this outdoor attraction.

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