MHG1391 - St. Trothans Church


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

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ND16NE0119 Graveyard
JAitken : 08/01/03
ND16NE 4 1868 6705.
St Trothan's Church (NR) (remains of) OS 6" map, (1970)

The ruins of Olrig Parish Church, known as St Trothan's: The structure is roofless and the gables and walls, entirely overgrown with ivy, are levelled to a height of about 10ft all round. The church has measured 49ft by 26ft over all. It presents no features on interest and is said to have been erected in 1633. An old font stands on the left side of the gate to the churchyard.

St Trothan's Church is as described by RCAHMS. The entrance, at E end, and windows on S side are filled in. A locked door on S side bars entrance to church. A stone surmounting NE corner bears the date 1633. The graveyard is no longer in use.
Visited by OS (J B) 23 October 1981

St Trothan's church and burial ground. Ivy-covered church without a roof, the walls consolidated, associated with a burial ground.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

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

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 87, No. 317 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1867 6705 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16NE
Civil Parish OLRIG
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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