MHG29786 - Rothiemurchus Old Parish Church


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  • CEMETERY (Medieval to 21st Century - 1058 AD to 2100 AD)

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NH80NE0013 Church
J Aitken : 10/12/02
'Speyside Monumental Inscriptions', pre 1855
Monumental inscription survey completed by Alison Mitchell. 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 1975, reprinted 1992. Survey undertaken between 1970-1974.
J Aitken : 20/12/02
At the corners of the grave slab of Shaw, who traditionally led Clan Chattan at the fight on the North Inch at Perth in 1396, are five large stones known as the Homing Stones. When the grave slab was renewed the pebles were replaced. A curse, it is said, will rest on anyone who removes them.
Grant and Cheape, 1987 (1997).

1830, on earlier site and incorporating portions of earlier church. Roofless and gutted. Rectangular S facing symmetrical 4-bay front with square headed windows; entrance porches in centre rear and at W gable; pedimented bellcote at W gable apex.

Burial ground: Grant of Rothiemurchus enclosure; low coped wall with cast-iron spearhead railings; various tombs dating mainly from 19th and 20th centuries.

Present church and burial ground wall rebuilt by Sir J.P. Grant of Rothiemurchus with Government assistance in 1830. Declared Quoad Sacra parish 1833; Telford Manse built 1830.

Information from Highland Council Listed Buildings record

NH80NE 14 8857 0929.

REFERENCE - National Library Country Life Feb 17 1940 - Letter and photo on the 5 Homing Stones.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8844 0933 (200m by 200m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH80NE

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