MHG16657 - Burial Ground, Killearnan Parish Church

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Type and Period (1)

  • CEMETERY (Early Medieval to 19th Century - 561 AD to 1900 AD)

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Graveyard surrounding what is probably a pictish foundation church. Lies on a terrace above the forth, but a lower terrace might once have also been included within the enclosure. The graveyard has been extended to E probably in 19th century. A series of burial enclosures, gravestones etc, some of which date back to the 17th century. The walls seem to date from at least 3 disticnt building phases and types - see photos. <1>

A comprehensive monumental inscription survey has been completed by the 'Highland Family History Society'. This survey does not include photos of each stone. Please contact Chairperson, John Durham for copies of the report.
JohnDurran@compuserve.com
J Aitken : 18/12/02

Visited during the Highland Kirkyards project, run by Highland Buildings Preservation Trust. An 18th century rural parish church in use surrounded by a graveyard. A stone mausoleum and c.1700 burial enclosures are found within the site. The gravestones are mostly uprights, although there are some table tops and flat slabs. The graveyard appears to have been extended a little to the east in the 19th century. <2><3>


Leonella Longmore, 2000, Land of Churches (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2414.


<1> White, H, Comment by Hilary White, HC Archaeologist, 11/2003 (Verbal Communication). SHG23635.


<2> Robinson, B; Scott, M; Wright, A, 03/2010, Highland Kirkyards: Ross and Cromarty (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25133.


<3> Highlands Buildings Preservation Trust, 2009, Photographs of Ross and Cromarty Kirkyards (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25134.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5767 4948 (73m by 46m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH54NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILLEARNAN

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