MHG1409 - Chapel, Kirk Ebb


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Type and Period (1)

  • CHURCH (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

To W of the harbour bar at Thurso there was a kirk, 'the kirk at the ebb', whose memory is perpetuated in the place-name Kirk Ebb. It stood till recent times in ruins, and about forty to fifty years ago they were quite noticeable. From a drawing still preserved it appears to have been supported at the sides by high buttresses, in which were niches for statues, and to have had a great window similar to St Peter's (ND16NW 10). There seems also to have been a clerestory if not undervaultings.
J B Craven 1908; D Beaton 1909.

Area ND 1205 6895. No trace of a building exists in this area, which is flooded at high tide.
Visited by OS (E G C) 18 April 1962.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1199 6890 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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