MHG6885 - Chapel & Graveyard, Little Urchany
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Type and Period (2)
- CHAPEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
- CEMETERY (Undated)
- None recorded
Chapel (NR) (Site of) OS 6"map, Nairnshire, 2nd ed., (1906)
The foundations of chapel and remains of grave yard still existed in 1882, and a finely-cut and well-carved font, presumably from the chapel, was preserved at Little Urchany - having been used many years before for grinding corn.
W Jolly 1882; G Bain 1893.
The foundations of chapel are no longer visible. The extent of the graveyard, which is bounded on 3 sides by an earth-and-stone bank, 1m high, has been reduced by ploughing and infilling along SE side, and central area has been used for field clearance. No grave-stones are visible and no further info found locally.
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (R D) 16 November 1965.
The traditional location of this chapel is still occupied by a large clearance-heap surrounded by a bank of earth and stones, SE side of which has been disturbed.
RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Jolly, W. 1882. On cup-marked stones in the neighbourhood of Inverness; with an appendix on cup-marked stones in the Western Islands. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Volume 16. 300-401. 329.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Bain, G. 1893. History of Nairnshire. 2nd ed.. 129.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 17, No. 124.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8643 4878 (200m by 200m) (Buffered by site type)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15015 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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