MHG40723 - Kilmartin Burial Ground


A burial ground which is shown to be unenclosed on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map with a number of buildings and rectilinear enclosures.

Type and Period (1)

  • BURIAL GROUND (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Kilmartin (Burial Ground) (NAT)
OS 6"map, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1903)

Kilmartin: Name applies to an old graveyard. There are a number of ruins where the old church or chapel is supposed to have stood, but nothing is known about it in the neighbourhood.
Name Book 1878.

There was a chapel to St. Martin at Kilmartin (RCAHMS 1928) and where Kilmartin is named a church is possibly shown (M Martin 1934).
Information from OS (C F W) 10 November 1960.

A long-disused and turf-covered raised stone path leads from near the present gateway into the burial ground, directly towards a green mound near the centre, ending at its foot. The mound is occupied by a family burial enclosure of dry stone walling, 6.0m square, which doubtless occupies the site of the chapel, of which no trace could be found.
Visited by OS (A S P) 25 April 1961.

'Lochaber and Skye Monumental Inscriptions', pre 1855
Monumental inscription survey completed by Alastair G Beattie & Margaret H Beattie. 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 inaccuracies may be encountered. Published 1993. <1>

Photographs of this burial ground were submitted to the HER by Martin Briscoe in Feburary 2010. The features in the burial ground include a raised stone walled area on the eastern side of the burial ground close to the present gateway. This feature appears to be the remains of a building depicted on the 1st edition 25'' Ordnance Survey map, which shows the burial ground to be unenclosed with a number of structures and enclosures within its notional boundary. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 48719 66858 (73m by 93m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG46NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

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