|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Applecross Churchyard, chapel|
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|Grid Reference:||NG 71394 45887|
|Geographical Area:||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- CHAPEL (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
|Protected Status:||Scheduled Monument 2802: Applecross Old Churchyard,monastery; Listed Building (B) 456: Applecross, Old Parish Church And Burial Ground|
- Survival: VISIBLE FEATURE (>1M (undated)
- Historic Environment Record: MHG7637
- NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 11736
- NMRS Record Details: NG74NW3 APPLECROSS, CHAPEL
- Non-Statutory Register (C)
- Old SMR Reference Number: NG74NW0003
NG74NW0001 (Parent) St. Maelrubha's monastery
NG74NW0003 Churchyard chapel
NG74NW0005 Old Parish Church
NG74NW0006 Burial Ground
Chapel is seriously deteriorating. Probably, extensive ivy is all that holds much of the walls together (although appears to have been partly cut back). The northern wall (ie farthest from later chapel) is collapsing and loose stones now lie close by - HAW 5/2003
Chapel (NR) (Remains) OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1905)
A chapel said to have been founded in C15 In 1859 it was in use as vault of Applecross family but by 1953 it was roofless. There are fragments of cross-shaft, showing spiral, fret and interlacing in E wall.
W Reeves 1862; Name Book 1875; W J Watson 1904; B G Macrow 1953
This chapel is a roofless ruin measuring 4m NW-SE by 4.5m with walling 0.7m thick. There is a door in NW wall and a blocked window in each of other walls. No trace of the cross-shaft fragment could be found but it may be hidden under harling.
Visited by OS (R D) 28 April 1968
The chapel, now a disused, roofless vault is 5.5m long, but W wall is modern and three other sides, although mainly original, have been heightened. MacRae (Mr Macrae, Blind Institute, Inverness) says that he found foundations of original W gable while digging graves, indicating a total length of about 12m. Inside chapel is a broken sandstone block, 0.5m deep, bearing a dished hollow. This may be the alleged font found in 1874 (NG74NW 4) although it looks more like a broken saddle quern.
Visited by OS (A A) 31 May 1974.
See also NG74NW 2 Cross-slab and NG74NW 7 Old Parish Church. Close-Brooks 1986.
SEE NG 74 SW 0001 and NG 74 NW 0003B
Sources and further reading
|---||Text/Publication/Article: Reeves, W. 1862. 'Saint Maelrubha; his history and churches', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 3 1857-60, p.258-96. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 258-96. 280-1. |
|---||Text/Publication/Volume: Close-Brooks, J. 1986. Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands. 123, No. 57. |
|---||Text/Publication/Volume: Macrow, B G. 1953. Torridon Highlands. 161. |
|---||Text/Publication/Volume: Watson, W J. 1904. Place names of Ross and Cromarty. 202. |
|---||Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 4, 31. |
Related Monument/Building records
|MHG7685||Part of: St. Maelrubha's Monastery, Applecross (Monument)|
Related Investigations - none
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