MHG31466 - Cemetery, Lochinver

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • CEMETERY (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The burial ground, described in OSA as lying on the farm of Inver, ‘near the entry of Inver river to the harbour of spacious Loch Inver’, although close to the United Free church, appears to be of long-standing and may have contained a pre-Reformation chapel (Mackenzie 1794, 202-3). Appears as two enclosures on 1st ed map and is named as graveyard. Lies at NC 09441 23030.
Mackenzie, W., 1794. Assynt. OSA. Vol. XVI, 163-211.

'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>

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009. A small irregularly shaped cemetery is located on the north bank of the river near its mouth. It sits on a terrain gently sloping from north to south and just to the west of the associated church. It is surrounded by a well constructed rubble stone wall, bonded with mortar/cement and some areas have been rendered. Two pairs of iron gates provide entry. The cemetery is still in use. There are a variety of markers of all shapes and sizes, with over 100 standing markers along with a number of fallen ones mostly situated at the back of the cemetery. Behind the north cemetry wall is a curving kerb of stone c.18m long, possibly the edge of a disused track. <2>


<1> A.S.Cowper & I.Ross, 1999, Sutherland Monumental Inscriptions, pre 1855 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG1858.


<2> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 62, p.89 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 0945 2305 (83m by 66m)
Map sheet NC02SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

External Links (0)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.