MHG17275 - Kilfinnan Burial Ground & Mcdonnell Mausoleum


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

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NN29NE 1 2787 9575.

(NH 2787 9575) Graveyard (NAT) Mausoleum (NAT)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)


'Lochaber and Skye Monumental Inscriptions', pre 1855
Monumental inscription survey completed by Alastair G Beattie & Margaret H Beattie . The survey may not include inscription information after 1855 and each inscription transcribed does not give the full details that appear on the stones, abbreviations used. Some ommissions and inacuracies may be encountered. Published 1993.
J Aitken : 20/12/02


"A place of burial near the farm-house of Kilfinnan. Interments still take place here; it is believed to be about 250 years old. There was never a church in or near it. The mausoleum which stands in the centre is the property of the McDonells of Glengarry." (The name 'Kilfinnan' suggests that there was a church associated with the area.)
Name Book 1871.

This graveyard, known locally as Kilfinnan, is still in use, situated approx. 150.0m ENE of the farm Kilfinnan at NN 2787 9575, and contains a mausoleum, now roofless. One of the gravestones within the mausoleum is dated 1699. There is no evidence or local knowledge of a church here. Visited by OS (N K B) 21 April 1964.

Kilfinnan is for Cill Fhionain - Finan's Church - a dedication to Finan Lobur, who lived in the late 6th century.
W J Watson 1926.

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Grid reference Centred NN 2786 9573 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN29NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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