MHG31342 - Cemetery, Halkirk Old Parish Church


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

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See ND15NW0094 Halkirk Old Parish Burial Ground
J Aitken : 05/12/02

Abbey Church, Halkirk. Georgian T plan church built in 1753, repaired in 1833.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

Abbey Church, now disused, is as described above. It has been superseded as a place of worship by the church at ND 1300 5942. No further info regarding the old chapel was found.
Visited by OS (J B) 23 December 1981

Abbey Church (NAT) OS 6" map, (1970)

Halkirk church, built in 1753 and repaired in 1833, is a good example of a Georgian T-plan church, though it has been much altered internally and now appears to be quietly decaying.
G Hay 1957

Church (NAT) on Site of (NAT) Chapel (NR)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

The present parish church is built on site of an old chapel, but no information can be had in this neighbourhood in connection with it. Part of the ruins were standing when the church was built.
Name Book 1872

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Grid reference Centred ND 1350 5968 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND15NW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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