MHG44921 - Possible early medieval carving - St. Mary's Church, Kilmuir
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Type and Period (1)
- CARVED STONE? (Early Medieval - 561 AD? to 1057 AD?)
- None recorded
NH65SE 4 6767 5014.
Kilmuir Church (NR). OS 6" map, (1959)
This church, dedicated to St. Mary, was parish church of Kilmuir parish, which was combined with Suddie parish in 1756. It was abandoned in 1762, when parish church was removed to Knockbain (NH 6459 5225). The church was probably erected in 15th century but graveyard, which was still in use in 1877, contains stones with late Celtic carving. The walls of church, which has measured 60'10" by 26'5" are well preserved. <1> <2> <3> <4>
The remains of St. Mary's Church, Kilmuir, are situated in a graveyard, still in use. NE and SW gables are virtually intact, NW wall survives to a height of 2.5m, and SE wall varies from footings to 1.8m in height. The walls are 0.9m thick, of roughly coursed masonry with rubble infilling loaded with shell mortar. A mausoleum has been built in the chancel and SW end is enclosed by iron railings. Several graves lie within church, but none with "late Celtic carving" were found here or in the graveyard.
Visited by OS (N K B) 21 March 1966.
NH65SE0084 (MHG31601) Graveyard
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: ISSFC. 1885. 'The Ord of Kessock', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 1 1875-80, p.68-9. Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club. 68-9. 69.
- <2> Text/Publication/Volume: Watson, W J. 1904. Place names of Ross and Cromarty. 136.
- <3> 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.. Vol. 7, 14.
- <4> Text/Report: 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. 114.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6768 5013 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13591 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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