MHG31519 - Garve Burial Ground


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Burial Ground depited on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition map. <1>

Rural burial ground on outskirts of the village of Garve. The older part lies on the north side of the road, whilst Garve new burial ground lies on the south side. No church in use or redundant church.

Garve New Burial Ground has harled walls with coping stones, and a modern gate. It is rectangular in shape and lies on fairly flat ground. The walls are lined with young trees. There are only around ten gravestones, all from the 1990s/2000s, the gravestones face east

In the old burial ground the stones face south-east. The ground is uneven and rises in the northern half of the graveyard towards the east. This graveyard is still in use, there are recent burials along the western wall. The graveyard contains upright stones from the 19th and 20th centuries, and some flat slabs mostly found in the raised area, and often covered with moss. There is one table top underneath the Yew trees. The ground inside the burial ground is higher than the ground immediately surrounding the site.

Visited during the Highland Kirkyards project, run by Highland Buildings Preservation Trust. <2><3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 3969 6136 (55m by 91m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NH36SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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