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ID:MHG7226
Type of record:Building
Name:Auldearn Old Parish Church
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Photographs from old listed building file  © Highland CouncilOld Council listed building record (for up to date description see link to Historic Scotland's website)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilDetail of tomb at Auldearn church, 2010 (photo by Janice Downie - ARCH Community Timeline course)  © Janice DownieAuldearn old church, 2010 (photo by Janice Downie - ARCH Community Timeline course)  © Janice DownieAuldearn old church, 2010 (photo by Janice Downie - ARCH Community Timeline course)  © Janice Downie(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council
Grid Reference:NH 9197 5557
Map Sheet:NH95NW
Civil Parish:AULDEARN
Geographical Area:NAIRN

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Early Medieval to 19th Century - 561 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (B) 1647: Auldearn Parish Church, Remains Of Former Medieval Church, Burial Ground And Sundial; Scheduled Monument 5418: Auldearn, old parish chuch

Scores

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

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG7226
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 15560
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NH95NW0006

Full description

Thompson (appendix to diary 1884) "village now of but small dimensions was once the most important town in the county & we read of the Dean of the college in connection with Elgin Cathedral being its minister" - HAW 2/2003

See also:
NH95NW0077 Graveyard
J Aitken : 11/12/02
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Incorporates former NH95NW0045 a/b
J.Wood 11/1/01

NMRS Notes:
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NH95NW 6 9194 5555.

(NH 9194 5555) Church (NAT) OS 6" map (1959)

The parish church of Auldearn, built 1757, It is adjoined by an unroofed portion of its predecessor (whose windows bear traces of Gothic architecture), which is now used for burial.
St Columba was associated with Auldearn but whether his establishment was on this site or whether medieval church was dedicated to him is not known.
G Bain 1893

As described above. Visited by OS (RD) 26 November 1965


Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), 08/2011, Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Auldearn, Site 17 (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25449.


Bain, G, 1893, History of Nairnshire, 37, 38, 498 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1938.

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