MHG45416 - St. Mary's Chapel, Chapel Yard, Inverness


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  • CEMETERY (Undated)

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A comprehensive monumental inscription survey has been completed by the 'Highland Family History Society'. This survey does not include photos of each stone. Please contact Chairperson, John Durham for copies of the report.
J Aitken : 18/12/02

(NH 6647 4571) Chapel Yard {NAT}
OS 6"map,(1938)

"Chapel Yard (Burial Ground) Applies to a large burying ground in Chapel Street. It was the yard of the chapel which belonged to a Franciscan, or as the OSA (OSA 1793) maintains Dominican Monastery, established here in the reign of Alexander II. At present there is not the slightest vestige remaining of either of these two objects - Cromwell having removed every stone of them for building of a citadel near the mouth of the river, neither can their site be pointed out by any of the inhabitants of the town".
Name Book 1868; OSA 1793.

St. Mary's Chapel situated within the Chapel Yard.
C Fraser-Mackintosh 1893.

In a deed of 1359 certain lands were gifted to the chapel at Inverness of the blessed Virgin Mary.
C Fraser-Mackintosh 1893.

"Chapel Yard" (Burial ground) is still in use, but no trace of St. Mary's Chapel was found.
Visited by OS (W D J) 30 March 1960.

Awaiting DES entry 98/036.

Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 33, 36 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3365.

Sir John Sinclair (ed.), 1791-9, The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, Vol No. 9, 631 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2606.

Fraser-Mackintosh, C, 1865, Antiquarian notes: a series of papers regarding families and places in the Highlands, 302-3 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2230.

Fraser-Mackintosh, C, 1893, 'The chantry altars and chaplains of S. Mary's Church, Inverness', Trans Aberdeen Eccles Soc Vol. 2 1893, p.49-60, 50 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1634.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6645 4570 (145m by 144m)
Map sheet NH64NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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