MHG16419 - Urray (West) Parish Church, Burial Ground

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  • CEMETERY (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

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1st ed Ordnance Survey map shows semi oval enclosed ground on the E side of the church in woodland.
Photos. The cemetery has been extended to a large rectangle on all sides of the church (with WW2 graves on E side). The cemetery has then be extended to the N as a walled are on the NE side of older cemetery. Now extending in area to W of this. Dumping of soil and stones encountered in area of woodland to W of the older cemetery - on a lower level. The wall has been removed in part to facilitate this. Possible building on the line here - or architectural feature? <1>

Burial ground; rubble walls with crenellated cope; pair gate piers, possibly Ross and Joass, 1862. Pair panelled ashlar monolith piers with shaped caps; pair spearhead detailed cast-iron carriage gates. <2>

Visited during the Highland Kirkyards project, run by Highland Buildings Preservation Trust. Parish church in use in well-tended graveyard. 20th century graves surround the church immediately to the east, north and west. Modern extensions to the graveyard to the east. The gravestones face in varying directions. <3><4>

Photographs were contributed by Martin Briscoe via the Highland HER Flickr group.<5>


<1> White, H, Comment by Hilary White, HC Archaeologist, 07/06/2005 (Verbal Communication). SHG23635.


<2> Historic Scotland, Information Supplementary to the Statutory List (This information has no legal significance), HB Number 14023 (Dataset). SHG24041.


<3> Robinson, B; Scott, M; Wright, A, 03/2010, Highland Kirkyards: Ross and Cromarty (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25133.


<4> Highlands Buildings Preservation Trust, 2009, Photographs of Ross and Cromarty Kirkyards (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25134.


<5> Briscoe, J M, 2008-11, Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe, via Flickr (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23810.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5089 5250 (139m by 151m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH55SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URRAY

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