MHG39790 - Cemetery, St Magnus Chapel
The cemetery is said to have been destroyed c.1770. No remains exist in the present day.
Type and Period (1)
- CEMETERY (Undated)
- None recorded
1st ed marks chapel and, to the SW, a graveyard with a pair of crosses. Shape & extent could not determined.
Chapel, St Magnus'. Visible as a slight elevation in a heavily cultivated field.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995
No further information. Visited by OS (N K B) 11 November 1965
St Magnus's Chapel (NR) (site of) OS 6" map, (1971)
No change. Visited by OS (J M) 11 February 1982
(ND 1704 5713) Chapel (NR) (Site of)
(ND 1697 5708) Grave Yard (NR) (Site of)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)
Nothing is known of this chapel, beyond that it was dedicated to norse St Magnus (Scott et al 1915-61) executed in 1116. The site is marked by a slight elevation, although nothing remains of chapel itself; graveyard is said to have been destroyed about 1770.
The derivation of the neighbouring name 'Banniskirk' is not known. RCAHMS 1911; 1946; H Scott et al 1915-61; Name Book 1872
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Myatt, L J. 1975. 'The early ecclesiastical remains of Halkirk Parish', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin Vol. 1 April 1975, p.55-61. Caithness Fld Club Bulletin. 55-61. 55, 56.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Sir John Sinclair (ed.). 1791-9. The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes. Vol. 19, 49.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1946. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Twelfth report with an inventory of the ancient monuments of Orkney and Shetland. . Vol. 2, 113.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1911. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness. . 46, No. 166.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Scott, H et al (eds.). 1915-61. Fasti ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation. Rev.. Vol. 7, 121.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 4, 160.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Watson, G.. 1991. Caithness Chapel Sites.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1704 5712 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8293 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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