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)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

1st ed marks chapel and, to the SW, a graveyard with a pair of crosses. Shape & extent could not determined.
HAW 12/2004

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

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Grid reference Centred ND 1704 5712 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND15NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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