MHG40738 - St. Mary's Chapel, Delny
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Type and Period (1)
- CEMETERY (Undated)
- None recorded
Centred 734 723.
There was a chapel of St Mary at Delny.
H Scott et al (eds.) 1915-61.
According to the Rev John Matheson who wrote the excerpt of the Statistical Account for this area (1790) there was a principal seat at Delny, at one time, owned by the Earls of Ross, but no ruins were remaining then. In 1789, there was also a ruined pre-reformation chapel and graveyard, which were ploughed up by a local farmer – to add land to his cornfield and build houses for his farm-workers. The farmer was persuaded by the minister to collect the exposed bones of the graveyard corpses, rebury them, grass over the area and leave it sacrosanct. A stone was erected to mark the reburial but it is not clear if this is still present - no local knowledge. <1>
- --- 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. 6, 194-5n.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region. . 26, No. 217.
- --- 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.. 58.
- <1> Collection/Project Archive: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2012. Pathways into the Past: Milton. Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). Yes. Digital. Site 9.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7340 7230 (200m by 200m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
|Civil Parish||KILMUIR EASTER|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14607 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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