MHG6995 - Chapel, Foynesfield


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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAPEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH85SE 6 892 538.

'A chapel, dedicated to St Ninian, existed at Foynesfield (St Ninian's Well - NH85SE 2 - is at NH 8952 5379). It was known by the Gaelic form of 'St Ninian', viz. 'St Ringan', and the place is called 'Ringan' by the Gaelic-speak- ing people to this day. A clump of ash trees alone remains to mark the site of the ecclesiastical settlement.' G Bain 1893

The 'clump of ashtrees' mentioned by Bain could not be located and there is no local knowledge of the site of St Ninian's Chapel.
Visited by OS (N K B) 16 November 1965.

No definite evidence exists for the location of the pre-Reformation chapel. However, the site is reputed locally to have been on a hillock at NH 892 538, where stone is still ploughed up.
RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8920 5380 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85SE
Civil Parish AULDEARN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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