MHG12339 - Chapel, Klibreck


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  • CHAPEL (Early Medieval to 19th Century - 561 AD to 1900 AD)

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NC53SE 5 5930 3400

See also NC53SE 3 and 4.

Foundations, Klibreck: About 40ft W of standing stone (NC53SE 4) are foundations of a smll rectangular building. The outline is now somewhat indefinite. Externally measurement is about 21ft over all; internally it seems to be about 12ft E-W by 10ft transversely. At NE corner there is a large mass of debris, suggesting some additional structure. Numerous large stones protrude from ground in vicinity, but none of them, so far as ascertainable, bear any symbols. RCAHMS 1911

Close to the cross-stone at Klibreck are foundations of a small building said to be a chapel.
J Horsburgh 1870; Orig Paroch Scot 1855; H Morrison 1883

NC 5930 3400. Some 12m W of cross stone are remains of a small rectangular structure, outlined by a slight bank of earth and stone some 0.1m high. It measures approximately 6m E-W by 5m. There are indications of an irregularly-shaped yard or enclosure measuring some 19m E-W by 6m at its W and and by 12m at its E end, abutting on the N side of the small structure near its E end. There is no evidence that this is a chapel.
Visited by OS (WDJ) 6 May1961

(NC 5930 3400) Chapel (NR) (site of) OS 6" map (1963)

The possible chapel site is as described by previous field investigator. No suggestion of a structure is now apparent by mound of stones noted by RCAHMS, which is 2.5m across by 0.3m high. The site, which is now considerably masked by moss and rushes, and fairly damp seems a poor location for a permanent dwelling. The close proximity of the cross slab (NC53SE 4) must lend weight to possibility of it being a chapel site.
Visited by OS (JB) 30 June 1980.

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Grid reference Centred NC 5929 3400 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC53SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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