MHG1416 - Chapel between Bleachfield & Stainland


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

There was a chapel a short distance to SE of Thurso between Bleachfield (ND 115 665) and Stainland (ND 123 669) of which no trace can now be seen. "The chapel walls were standing at the beginning of 19th century, and a man still living remembers 'a little God' or image which was still preserved when roof had fallen in, and which country people used to clothe with a little shirt on Christmas night. The site is now a ploughed field" (information from Dr Smith, Thurso).
J B Craven 1908; D Beaton 1908.

No trace found. No further info.
Visited by OS (E G C) 18 April 1962.

No change after local enquiries and visit on the ground.
Visited by OS (J M) 16 February 1982.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1100 6600 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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