MHG1050 - Chapel, Brims Ness

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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAPEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Chapel (NR) (rems of) Grave Yard (NAT)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

The remains of what is said to have been a Roman Catholic chapel (Name Book 1872), whose former existence is mentioned in 1726 (W Macfarlane 1906-8) and 1769 (T Pennant 1774). The walls, which were fast falling to decay, have lately been repaired by the proprietor (and the) graveyard, lying along S base of the above chapel has lately been surrounded by a stone wall. It contains a few very old tombstones, many of which are rough and undressed having no inscriptions on them (Name Book 1872).
T Pennant 1774; W Macfarlane 1906-8; Name Book 1872.

The remains of this chapel survive to a height of 1.6m. The harled walls are now surmounted by slabs, the entrance being in the S wall. There are no windows. The N wall has been incorporated into the enclosing wall of the graveyard, which contains stones dating back to 1836. The last burial was in 1948.
Visited by OS (N K B) 2 October 1964.

No change. Visited by OS (N K B) 13 August 1981.


George Watson, Caithness Chapel Sites (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3470.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 11, 3 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3341.


Pennant, T, 1774, A tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX, 350 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2618.


Mitchell, Sir A and Clark, J T (eds.), 1906-8, Geographical collections relating to Scotland, Vol. 1, 173 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2441.


Myatt, L J, 1976, 'The early ecclesiastical remains of Thurso Parish', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin Vol. 1 April 1976, p.105-8, 105-6 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1655.


A S Cowper & I Ross, 1992, Caithness Monumental Inscriptions, pre 1855 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG1838.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0401 7140 (8m by 6m)
Map sheet ND07SW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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