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ID:MHG7043
Type of record:Monument
Name:St. Barevan's Church, Kirkton of Barevan
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Old Council listed building record (for up to date description see link to Historic Scotland's website)  © Highland Council© Please contact Highland Council for details© Please contact Highland Council for details© Please contact Highland Council for detailsBarevan Chapel, interior  © Highland CouncilBarevan Chapel, grave slabs  © Highland CouncilSt. Barevan's Church, Kirkton of Barevan (photo by Andrew Taylor)  © Andrew TaylorSt. Barevan's Church, Kirkton of Barevan (photo by Andrew Taylor)  © Andrew TaylorSt. Barevan's Church, Kirkton of Barevan (photo by Andrew Taylor)  © Andrew Taylor(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council

Reports

© Please contact Highland Council for details (File size: 13 KB)Sites and Monuments Record Card  © Highland Council (File size: 391 KB)Article  © Please contact Highland Council for details (File size: 69 KB)Report  © Please contact Highland Council for details (File size: 137 KB)Report  © Please contact Highland Council for details (File size: 206 KB)
Grid Reference:NH 8368 4725
Map Sheet:NH84NW
Civil Parish:CAWDOR
Geographical Area:NAIRN

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (B) 1725: Bareven Church Kirkton of Bareven; Scheduled Monument 3116: St Barevan's Church and Churchyard, Foxmoss Wood

Scores

  • Survival: VISIBLE FEATURE (>1M (undated)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG7043
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 15068
  • NMRS Record Details: NH84NW6 BAREVAN CHURCH
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NH84NW0006

Full description

See also:
NH84NW0110 Graveyard
J Aitken : 11/12/02
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NH84NW 6 8368 4725.
St Barevan's Church (NR) (In Ruins) Holy Water Fonts (NAT) (NH 8368 4726) Stone Coffin (NAT)
OS 6"map, Nairnshire, 2nd ed., (1906)

Parish church of Barevan or Cawdor until it was superseded 1619. (See NH84NW 4 for later church)
The ruin is EC14. In 1937 the side walls stood to a height of 11 to 12ft, but the gables were reduced to the foundations. The piscina niche near the east end still contained its double bowl (i.e. the published 'Holy Water Fonts').
Simpson (1937) makes no mention of the annexe on the SW corner, which is shown on the OS 6"map, Nairnshire, 1st ed., (1869) and is noted by the OS Reviser in 1955. Watson (1926) derives the name 'Barr Eibhinn' from Aibind, who was active between 500 and 550 AD. This Celtic origin is apparently confirmed by a Celtic bell, said to have belonged to the church, which is preserved at Cawdor Castle.
The churchyard contains, south and south-west of the church, some late mediaeval grave-slabs, and, to the north of the church, a mediaeval stone coffin.
There are also at least a dozen cup-marked grave-slabs in the churchyard.
W D Simpson 1937; W J Watson 1926; W Jolly 1882; OS reviser D Wainwright 15 September 1955.

St Barevan's Church, measuring 21.6m E to W by 6.2m transversely internally, with walls 0.8m thick, the graveyard and its contents, are as described above, except that no trace remains of the cup-marked grave-slabs, nor could their present whereabouts be ascertained. The annexe on the SW corner of the church is a fairly modern burial place. Visited by OS (N K B) 22 November 1965.

Of special interest as the architectural detail associates it with the hall-house at Rait (NH85SE 10).
J G Dunbar 1966.

Awaiting DES entry 98/036.


Barevan Church. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13314.


Barevan Church. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13315.


Barevan Church. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13316.


Barevan Church. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13317.


Barevan Church. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13318.


Barevan Church. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13319.


Highland Council Archaeology Unit, HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 11, 207 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24360.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 4, 25 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3372.


St. Barevan's Church, Kirkton of Barevan (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG18155.


Taylor, A, 02/2010, A Collection of Highland Buildings and Monuments (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25366.


Jolly, W, 1882, On cup-marked stones in the neighbourhood of Inverness; with an appendix on cup-marked stones in the Western Islands, 361-9 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1317.


Watson, W J, 1926, The history of the Celtic place-names of Scotland: being the Rhind lectures on archaeology (expanded) delivered in 1916, 271 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2918.


Simpson, W D, 1937, 'Rait Castle and Barevan Church, Nairnshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 71 1936-7, p.98-115, 111-15; plan fig. 9 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1385.


Dunbar, J G, 1966, The historic architecture of Scotland, 156 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2147.


RCAHMS, 1978, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region, 17, No. 127 (Text/Report). SHG2672.


Bourke, C, 1984, 'The hand-bells of the early Scottish church', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 113 1983, p.464-8, 466, 467 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1677.


Leonella Longmore, 2000, Land of Churches (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2414.


Farrell S, 2003, Barevan Churchyard A survey of its Memorials (Text/Report). SHG2184.

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