MHG40729 - Rectangular Walled Cemetery, Badenscallie


No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • CEMETERY (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The ruins of an old chapel, surrounded by graves, situated close to shore at Badenscallie. The date of its erection and dedication, if it ever had one, are unknown. (See NC00NW 6, which may apply).
Name Book 1875. <1>

There are no local traditions of a chapel at this place and two enclosures shown are of dry stone walling and apparently merely enclosures around important graves.
Mr Fraser (local historian, Achiltibuie) is of opinion that possibly burial services were sometimes held within these enclosures, which may account for "Chapel" description. According to him the burial ground is not earlier than18th c.
An Admiralty chart of 1858 describes enclosure as "Tombs" and makes no mention of a chapel. (Info from Admiralty chart of Achiltibuie 1858)
Visited by OS (E G) 25 May 1962.

There are no traces of a chapel in this burial ground, which is still in use. May's survey of the Barony of Coigach (1758; SRO, RHP 85395) shows neither a chapel nor the burial ground.
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 17 May 1994

Rectangular walled burial ground containing two similar burial enclosures. A chapel associated with the burial ground is not apparent. Still in use.
Cathy Dagg - Wester Ross Project, 23/3/04

NC00NW 1 0367 0611.
Chapel (NR) (In Ruins)
(Apparently applies to northernmost of two unroofed enclosures shown). Burial Ground (NAT)
OS 6"map, Sutherlandshire, 2nd ed., (1906)

'Wester Ross 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 inacuraciesmay be encountered. First published 1987, reprinted 1991, 1996 & 1997, with corrections. <2>

Memorial survey undertaken by Stuart Farrell, 2000. See Report Library Nos. 1011 & 1012. <3><4>

Visited during the Highland Kirkyards project, run by Highland Buildings Preservation Trust. Rural, coastal burial ground containing two very similar stone burial enclosures, with newer extension to west. All graves, ( in old and new parts), face east. In the older section most gravestones are uprights, some are flat and underfoot, and there are a couple of mid-19th century table tops. Most stones are from the late 19th/early 20th century with a few from the early 19th century. The ground is uneven, rises slightly in the middle and is sandy. In the newer extension all stones are upright and late 20th century. <5><6>

Sources/Archives (6)



Grid reference Centred NC 0369 0611 (92m by 101m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC00NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.