Maison Dieu Chapel

Maison Dieu Chapel, Brechin

Description

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.

Accessibility additional info
It is not signposted.

Opening times

Open all year: 

1st April to 30th September, 9.30am – 5.30pm
1st October to 31st March, 10am – 4pm

Entry Fee
Free

Maison Dieu Chapel

Address:

Maison Dieu Lane
Brechin
Map reference- NO 596 600

Connect

Explore Angus

Use the filters below to discover what there is to see and do, places to eat and where to stay in Angus.