MHG2746 - Kilmorack Cemetery, St. Moroc's Church


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  • CEMETERY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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NH44SE0013 Old Parish Church
NH44SE0025 Graveyard associated with NH44SE0013
JHooper, 18/12/2002
'Inverness District West 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 inacuraciesmay be encountered. First published 1993, reprinted 1994.
J Aitken : 20/12/02
NH44SE 12 4930 4427.

(NH 4930 4427) Grave Yard {NAT}
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 1st ed., (1871-2)

Kilmorack Churchyard...only a few old stones remain...The church has been rebuilt on the other side of the road.'
W R Macdonald 1902

Kilmorack church was apparently dedicated to St. Moroc, who is said to have been a Culdee abbot of Dunkeld.
OPS 1855

On an excursion to Kilmorack:- ' The ruins of the old chapel and burying ground of Ess, supposed to have been built by Thomas Bisset, were the first point of interest.'
ISSFC 1923

It is not certain that Authy. 4 is referring to the Kilmorack graveyard, but it seems to be implied. The chapel of 'Ess' could have its derivation from 'Eas' referring to the waterfall, by which the graveyard lies.

There are now no certain traces of a church or its footings in
Kilmorack churchyard and no further information could be obtained locally.
Visited by OS (R D) 17 December 1964

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Grid reference Centred NH 4934 4428 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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