MHG10136 - St. Rect's Chapel, Navidale
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Type and Period (1)
- CHURCH (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
- None recorded
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.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Scott, A B. 1906. 'S Donnan the Great and his Muinntir', Trans Scot Eccles Soc Vol. 1 1905-6, p.256-67. Trans Scot Eccles Soc. 256-67. 263.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: GA Frank Knight. 1933. Archaeological Light on the Early Christianising of Scotland. II.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Beaton, D (ed.). 1914. History of the Province of Caithness and Sutherland from the Earliest Times to 1615. 33.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0300 1600 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7449 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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