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ID:MHG21481
Type of record:Monument
Name:Dog cemetery, Brahan Castle
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Summary

19th century dog cemetery at Brahan Castle.

Images

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Reports

Highland Kirklands Pilot Project Proforma  © Highland Buildings Preservation Trust (File size: 206 KB)Archaeological record of a circular feature within the gardens of the former Brahan Castle, Ross-shire  © Meryl Marshall, 2005 (File size: 10 KB)
Grid Reference:NH 5138 5441
Map Sheet:NH55SW
Civil Parish:URRAY
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY

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Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG21481
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NH55SW0067

Full description

Renumbered from NH55SW0087
Noted as a Dog's cemetery on OS 1:10000 map. <1>

The dog cemetery was visited during the Highland Kirkyards project, run by Highland Buildings Preservation Trust. The dog cemetery is surrounded by thick bushes on all sides. It consists of three rows of small, uniform, upright gravestones, two at right angles to each other, with the third a few metres away. There are two other stones which do not form part of these rows. All of the gravestones mark dog burials from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most record the names and dates of the dogs. A stone notable for its inscription reads: ‘In memory of Cruiser. For 15 years the faithful friend and companion of Colonel Stewart Mackenzie of Seaforth. He accompanied the 9th Lancers throughout the Afghan Campaigns 1878-79-80, including the march from Kabul to Kandahar. Born 1878, Died 1893.’ <2><3>

This dog cemetery lies in one of two clearings within a circular enclosure that is probably much older. <4>


<1> Ordnance Survey, 1964-73, Ordnance Survey 25 inch map: Epoch 5a (Image/Map). SHG23419.


<2> Robinson, B; Scott, M; Wright, A, 03/2010, Highland Kirkyards: Ross and Cromarty (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25133.


<3> Highlands Buildings Preservation Trust, 2009, Photographs of Ross and Cromarty Kirkyards (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25134.


<4> Marshall, M, 01/2005, Archaeological record of a circular feature within the gardens of the former Brahan Castle, Ross-shire (Text/Manuscript). SHG25448.

Related Monument/Building records

MHG8985Part of: Brahan Castle (site) (Monument)
MHG55081Part of: Circular feature, Brahan (Monument)

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