MHG1356 - St Trostan's Chapel

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Caithness Monumental Inscriptions', pre 1855
Monumental inscription survey completed by A.S.Cowper & I.Ross.
The survey may not include inscription information after 1855 and each inscription transcribed does not give the full details that appear on the stones, abbreviations used. Some ommissions and inacuracies. Published 1992.
J Aitken : 20/12/02

Chapel, St Trostan's. No structurral traces exist, but there are a number of prostrate stones which indicate the site of a graveyard.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

The site is generally as described by RCAHMS. A number of small to medium prostrate slabs are in evidence but none are specifically identified as grave markers. There is no trace of a chapel.
Visited by OS (J M) 11 November 1981

Graveyard (NR) and site of (NAT) St Trostan's Chapel (NR) OS 6" map, (1963)
St Trostan's Chapel (NR) (site of) OS 25" map, (1967)

The site of the graveyard of St Trostan's Chapel is indicated by a stony patch of rough pasture in the corner of an arable field. No trace of the chapel is now to be seen.
Visited by OS (R D) 12 February 1965.

This unenclosed graveyard marks site of St Trostan's Chapel. The graveyard, which measures some 60 by 45ft, is entireley overgrown with grass and weeds, beneath which the presence of numerous gravestones is evident.
RCAHMS 1911.

St Trostan's Chapel (NR) (Site of) Grave Yard (NR) (Remains of) OS 6" map, Caithness, 1st ed., (1908)


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


Sir John Sinclair (ed.), 1791-9, The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, Vol. 19, 49 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2606.


Myatt, L J, 1975, 'The early ecclesiastical remains of Halkirk Parish', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin Vol. 1 April 1975, p.55-61, 55, 61 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1654.


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 1269 5233 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND15SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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