MHG45865 - Applecross - Four Trees
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Type and Period (1)
- TREE (Undated)
- None recorded
The name 'Apple Cross' .... applies to four trees.. formerly called Comeraich (Name Book 1875). Watson (W J Watson 1904) says "the four trees in the form of an oblong with a (supposed) crabapple in the centre was absurdly propounded as the origin of the name Applecross. This is the supposed site of Maelrubha's cell and is called 'Lagan na Comraich', 'the little hollow of the sanctuary'.
The present remains, situated at NG 7167 4495, comprise the apparent footings of a small building, one side of which abuts on the road boundary wall, measuring about 4 m square with walling 1 m thick. There is a tree stump at each corner: the interior is featureless.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (R D) 28 April 1965; Name Book 1875; W J Watson 1904.
St.Maelrubha planted a monastery at Applecross in ad 673. (See NG74NW 1) W D Simpson 1935
SEE NG 74 NW 0003A and NG 74 NW 0003B
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Simpson, W D. 1935. The Celtic church in Scotland: a study of its penetration lines and art relationships. 59, 76, 79-80.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Watson, W J. 1904. Place names of Ross and Cromarty. 203.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 4, 38.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 7166 4495 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11741 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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