MHG45865 - Applecross - Four Trees


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  • TREE (Undated)

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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

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Grid reference Centred NG 7166 4495 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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