MHG10136 - St. Rect's Chapel, Navidale


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Type and Period (1)

  • CHURCH (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The GR given is approx, to high ground above Helmsdale to NW of Navidale. No evidence to place chapel in this area - HAW 1/2003

Frank Knight: Early Christ: "the 16th (ie martyr) Rectaire gave his name to Kill-Rect in Navidale, nr the mouth of the Helmsdale River" - HAW 1/2003

ND01NW 33 03 16.

St Rect is commemorated in Kilrect at Navidale, Kildonan. Rectaire, which indicates an official, was a disciple of Donan and perished in Eigg. A Mackay 1914.

Cill-Rect is a church foundation of St Rectaire at Navidale.
A B Scott 1906.

No trace found during field investigation. The name Kilrect was not known by locals who were asked.
Visited by OS (W D J) 31 May 1960.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0300 1600 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND01NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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