MHG42019 - East Churchyard, Ullapool

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Type and Period (2)

  • CEMETERY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CHAPEL? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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Wester Ross Project - Cathy Dagg, 02/04

NH19SW 2 1313 9408.

In the centre of the east churchyard of Ullapool stand the remains of a chapel - now used as a tombstone (sic), but, during 1745-6, used as an ammunition store for the English soldiers.
A C M Mitford 1936 <1>

The remains of this chapel, situated at NH1313 9408, measure approx 9.0 x 6.0m and survive to a height of 2.4m. It is of dry-stone construction, harled on both sides, with a door in the south wall and a square niche on the inside of the north wall. Within the chapel, there are several gravestones. The tradition that this chapel was used as an ammunition store is still known locally. (Information from Mr J R Matheson Custom House St., Ullapool).
Visited by OS (N K B) 23 September 1964

Urban burial ground in the town of Ullapool, but with rural views over Loch Broom. Sitauted on a steep grass bank. A redundant stone structure, said to be a chapel, sits atop a sloped bank within the site. There are varied gravestones, uprights, flat slabs and table tops from the 19th and 20th centuries, and many flat slabs underfoot. The ground is very uneven. Visited during the Highland Kirkyards project, run by Highland Buildings Preservation Trust. <2><3>


<1> Mitford, A C M, 1936, Guide to Wester Ross: Ullapool, Lochbroom Dundonnell, Gairloch, Achnasheen, Garve with historical and descriptive notes, 25-6 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2528.


<2> Robinson, B; Scott, M; Wright, A, 03/2010, Highland Kirkyards: Ross and Cromarty (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25133.


<3> 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 1313 9408 (68m by 58m)
Map sheet NH19SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

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