MHG40741 - Old Urray, Cemetery, Orrin Bridge

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH55SW 7 5070 5324.
Chapel (NR) (Site of) OS 6"map, (1938)

A piece of enclosed ground used as a burial ground for the church district of Urray. A chapel stood in the graveyard, nothing now remaining, and date of erection is not known.
Name Book 1876; OPS 1855. <1><2>

There is no trace of this chapel. Just W of OS siting symbol is a small 19th C burial enclosure which the parish minister (Mr Grant, Muir of Ord) believes incorporates part of its walls. This view however cannot be supported by ground inspection, though it is possible that some of the stone from the chapel could have been used in its construction. One of the stones forming part of the W door jamb bears the inscription AMD 18 1531. The graveyard is still in occasional use. The oldest legible gravestones are 19th C.
Visited by OS (J B) 23 June 1975.

NB LB record for C18 church to S at Urray says that includes earlier stonework from this church - HAW 02/2005

Old burial ground with remains of redundant church tucked away at the back of a caravan park. The burial ground has varied styles of gravestone and the ground is uneven indicating layers of burials. Visited during the Highland Kirkyards project, run by Highland Buildings Preservation Trust. <3><4>


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG3803.


Cowan, I B, 1967, The parishes of medieval Scotland, 206 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG367.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of the Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 19, No. 121 (Text/Report). SHG2675.


<1> OPS, 1855, Origines parochiales Scotiae: the antiquities ecclesiastical and territorial of the parishes of Scotland, 519 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG342.


<2> Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 6, 69 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3390.


<3> Robinson, B; Scott, M; Wright, A, 03/2010, Highland Kirkyards: Ross and Cromarty (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25133.


<4> Highlands Buildings Preservation Trust, 2009, Photographs of Ross and Cromarty Kirkyards (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25134.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5069 5322 (67m by 73m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH55SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URRAY

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