MHG40738 - St. Mary's Chapel, Delny


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  • CEMETERY (Undated)

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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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7340 7230 (200m by 200m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH77SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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