MHG25365 - Dunlichity Parish Church, Watch House


Early 19th-century watch house, at the churchyard gate, Dunlichity.

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  • WATCH HOUSE (Early, 19th Century - 1801 AD to 1825 AD)

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NH63SE 6 6595 3297.

(NH 6595 3297) Dunlichity Church was built in 1759 to replace an earlier structure of which some walls remain. It was repaired in 1826 and much recast. The graveyard contains many interesting monuments including the walled enclosure of the MacGillivrays, and a simple gabled watch-house at the churchyard gate.
G Hay 1957; NSA (Rev James Macphail) 1845; SDD 1964. <1>-<3>

The old part of the church was built in 1569.
Information from Major C J Shaw to OS 5 Feburary 1962.

In the churchyard is a yellow sandstone gravestone with 38 cup-marks, and broken into two parts. See MHG44693. <4>

The church is harled and in use. The burial enclosures at the E and W ends, possibly contain parts of an earlier fabric. There is no trace of the broken cup-marked gravestone, and there was no local information regarding it.
Visited by OS (A A) 21 April 1970.

A survey of graveyard monuments in Dunlichity churchyard was carried out by S Farrell.

An evaluation survey was undertaken of the cemeteries and burial grounds in the Inverness and Nairn areas, including the archaeological, historical and environmental standing of the sites and the monuments contained therein. A note was made of the date, variety, condition and management of those monuments.
The study of the environmental factors involved in the survey was developed in conjunction with the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
Dunlichity Church (Daviot & Dunlichity parish)
NH 6595 3297 298 memorials recorded..
Reports lodged with Highland SMR and the NMRS.
Sponsors: CBA Challenge Funding, Highland Council, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Inverness Area Countryside Project, Leader II.
S Farrell 1997 <5><6>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6597 3294 (5m by 6m) Surveyed
Map sheet NH63SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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