MHG39520 - Cemetery, Brims Ness
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Type and Period (1)
- CEMETERY (Undated)
- None recorded
Chapel (NR) (rems of) Grave Yard (NAT)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)
The remains of what is said to have been a Roman Catholic chapel (Name Book 1872), whose former existence is mentioned in 1726 (W Macfarlane 1906-8) and 1769 (T Pennant 1774). The walls, which were fast falling to decay, have lately been repaired by the proprietor (and the) graveyard, lying along S base of the above chapel has lately been surrounded by a stone wall. It contains a few very old tombstones, many of which are rough and undressed having no inscriptions on them (Name Book 1872).
T Pennant 1774; W Macfarlane 1906-8; Name Book 1872.
The remains of this chapel survive to a height of 1.6m. The harled walls are now surmounted by slabs, the entrance being in the S wall. There are no windows. The N wall has been incorporated into the enclosing wall of the graveyard, which contains stones dating back to 1836. The last burial was in 1948.
Visited by OS (N K B) 2 October 1964.
No change. Visited by OS (N K B) 13 August 1981.
George Watson, Caithness Chapel Sites (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3470.
Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 11, 3 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3341.
Pennant, T, 1774, A tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX, 350 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2618.
Mitchell, Sir A and Clark, J T (eds.), 1906-8, Geographical collections relating to Scotland, Vol. 1, 173 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2441.
Myatt, L J, 1976, 'The early ecclesiastical remains of Thurso Parish', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin Vol. 1 April 1976, p.105-8, 105-6 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1655.
A S Cowper & I Ross, 1992, Caithness Monumental Inscriptions, pre 1855 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG1838.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Myatt, L J. 1976. 'The early ecclesiastical remains of Thurso Parish', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin Vol. 1 April 1976, p.105-8. Caithness Fld Club Bulletin. 105-8. 105-6.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: A S Cowper & I Ross. 1992. Caithness Monumental Inscriptions, pre 1855. 3.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Mitchell, Sir A and Clark, J T (eds.). 1906-8. Geographical collections relating to Scotland. Vol. 1, 173.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Pennant, T. 1774. A tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX. 3rd ed.. 350.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 11, 3.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: George Watson. Caithness Chapel Sites.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0401 7139 (29m by 22m)|
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