MHG7449 - Gill' a' Chaoin-Tearn

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Grave Yard (NR) - Not on OS 6" 1902 ed.
OS 1"map 7th ser, (1957)

(Name centred NG 907204) 'Gill a Chaoin-tearn (NAT)
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1905)

'Gille Chaointeart' is the site of an old chapel, dedicated to St. Kentigerna, on the south side of Loch Duich.
The burial ground is now disused, the last burial taking place about 1870.
W J Watson 1899 and 1904; D MacDonald, A Polson and J Brown 1931.

The Grave Yard at NG 908 207 is modern. Local enquiries indicate that the old burial ground may have been near the road, where the ground is flat, between the modern Grave Yard (NG 908 207) and Ard-an-eoin (NG 9014 2136), althougn no remains of a burial ground or chapel can now be seen.
The ground rises sharply from the road and is thickly afforested, to within c. 60.0m. of the road.
Visited by OS (R L) 27 September 1966.


MacDonald, Polson and Brown, D, A and J, {1931}, The book of Ross, Sutherland and Caithness, Orkney and Shetland: descriptive, historical and antiquarian notes, 73 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2437.


Watson, W J, 1904, Place names of Ross and Cromarty, 11 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2917.


Watson, W J, 1910, 'The Celtic church in Ross', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 6 1899-1900, p.1-14, 172 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1632.


Glendinning B, 1999, Dooket Hill, Auldearn, Highland: Archaeological Evaluation (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG20880.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 9079 2070 (200m by 200m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG92SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENSHIEL

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