MHG31464 - Graveyard, Elphin


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

'Sutherland Monumental Inscriptions', pre 1855
Monumental inscription survey completed by A.S.Cowper & I.Ross.
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. First published 1989, reprinted 1991, 1996 & 1999. <1>
J Aitken : 20/12/02
The inland townships of Knockan and Elphin also had their own burial ground, of particular importance after expansion of village at the beginning of nineteenth century and prior to the improvement of communications in early 1830’s (Bangor-Jones 1996, 28). Named as Graveyard on 1st edition map. Lies at NC 21860 12088.
Bangor-Jones, M., 1996. Historic Assynt. Dundee: Assynt Press.
J Hooper : 21/11/02

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009. A very small graveyard surrounded by drystone walls on all four sides c.0.9m high with over 1m long lintel stones either side of the wooden gate in the south-east wall. The enclosed area is 22m by 10m, aligned SW-NE. There are twelve upstanding grave markers, one of which has a square area of c.3m by 3m associated with it to the north of the marker and delineated by small angular stones. Several other markers exist but many have fallen over and are broken; some are barely visible at all. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 2185 1208 (200m by 200m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC21SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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