MHG16255 - Rosskeen Parish Church, graveyard

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Type and Period (1)

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

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Cemetery surrounds C19 church and the mausoleum and building remains of the medieval church to the E of this. Extensive cemetery around the area in modern use so extended to N uphill and to the W. Part of the SW area dedicated to military graves of WW2 and the 1920s largely naval (& reserve) and RAF personnel. Photos. - HAW 3/2004

See also:
NH66NE0013 Church
NH66NE0077 Munro Mausoleum
Jhooper, 28/8/2002
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Easter Ross Local Plan, July 1992: P31/4.29. PROPOSAL - The Council will sponsor a students study during 90/91 on the feasibility of converting Rosskeen Church into a visitor centre.
J Aitken : 06/06/01.

Visited during the Highland Kirkyards project, run by Highland Buildings Preservation Trust. The site at Rosskeen is of considerable architectural importance, consisting of a series of redundant/ruinous buildings, including a large early 19th century roofed redundant church which dominates the site. The Munro mausoleum, erected in the 17th century and restored in 1908, (according to a plaque inside), lies to the east of the roofed church. A series of linked burial enclosures/mausolea, further to the east, of varying dates, lie on a possible previous church site and may incorporate earlier church remains. The large graveyard is in active use and the burial ground has been extended several times. <1><2>


<1> Robinson, B; Scott, M; Wright, A, 03/2010, Highland Kirkyards: Ross and Cromarty (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25133.


<2> Highlands Buildings Preservation Trust, 2009, Photographs of Ross and Cromarty Kirkyards (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25134.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6880 6925 (197m by 185m)
Map sheet NH66NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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