MHG16419 - Urray (West) Parish Church, Burial Ground
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Type and Period (1)
- CEMETERY (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)
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.
- <1> Verbal Communication: White, H. Comment by Hilary White, HC Archaeologist. 07/06/2005.
- <2> Dataset: Historic Scotland. Information Supplementary to the Statutory List (This information has no legal significance). Digital. HB Number 14023.
- <3> Collection/Project Archive: Robinson, B; Scott, M; Wright, A. 03/2010. Highland Kirkyards: Ross and Cromarty. Highland Buildings Preservation Trust. 29/07/2010. Paper (Original).
- <4> Image/Photograph(s): Highlands Buildings Preservation Trust. 2009. Photographs of Ross and Cromarty Kirkyards. Colour. . Digital.
- <5> Image/Photograph(s): Briscoe, J M. 2008-11. Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe. Colour. Yes. Digital. via Flickr.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5089 5250 (139m by 151m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
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External Links (3)
- http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2200:15:0::::BUILDING:14023 (View listed building information on Historic Scotland's website (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB14023 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/110553 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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