MHG44436 - Lairg Burial Ground & Memorial


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NC50NE0011 Church
J Aitken : 07/01/03
NC50NE 89 580 072.
'Sutherland Monumental Inscriptions', pre 1855
Monumental inscription survey completed by A.S.Cowper & I.Ross.
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 inacuracies. First published 1989, reprinted 1991, 1996 & 1999.
J Aitken : 20/12/02
The old church and churchyard of Lairg stood on the northern bank of Loch Shin, half a mile from the village. In 1843 the congregation left the established church and built their own church a mile away. The heritors then raised a new parish church at the foot of the loch. The old church, a plain simple building, was left to fall into ruin so that now only the site remains but the people continued to be buried there. Throughout the 19th century sculptured stones replaced the heaped turf and rough flags of an earlier period. Today there is a fine extension to the burial ground.
A S Cowper, 1989

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Grid reference Centred NC 5805 0726 (8m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

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