MHG12067 - Chapel, Bealach Mor


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC36SE 8 3860.

'The red priest is believed to have built a chapel at Bealoch Mhor between Durness (NC 403 677) and Eriboll (NC 432 565) at which the inhabitants of Eriboll occasionally worshipped . . . The red priest is said to have been the last incumbent of Farr (NC 7163) or of Durness previously to the Reformation and withal a worker of miracles.' (OPS 1855)
The only 'Bealach Mor' between Durness and Eriboll would appear to be at NC 3860. It seems ridiculous to sugest that the inhabitants of Eriboll worshipped here but the name 'Ach na h' Anaite' (NC 385 656) might have some relevance.
'The Red Priest' is also associated with Durness church (NC36NE 1) which, in turn, is associated with St Maelrubha. (See also Applecross (NG74NW 1) for the association of St Maelrubha and the 'Red Priest'.) Orig Paroch Scot 1855; Information contained in letter from E McIver to J Loch.

No further information was found locally regarding this site.
Visited by OS (J B) 22 April 1980.

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Grid reference Centred NC 3800 6000 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC36SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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