MHG7636 - Findspot of 'font' - Applecross


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Type and Period (1)

  • FONT (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(NG 7142 4585) Holy Water Font found here AD 1874 (NAT)
OS B6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)

1st ed describes "Holy Water Font found here in 1874" in a spot to the east of the graveyard - HAW 10/2002

The Name Book records that a stone resembling a holy water font was found in the spring of 1874 and Macrow adds that it was used as a poultry drinking-trough by the manse incumbents.
Name Book 1875; B G Macrow 1953.

This font was not known at the former manse, now a farmhouse.
Visited by OS (R D) 21 July 1965.

Inside the chapel (NG74NW 3) is a broken sandstone block, 0.5m x 0.4m x 0.15m deep, bearing a dished hollow. This may be the alleged font found in 1874, although it looks more like a broken saddle quern. Visited by OS (A A) 31 May 1974.

GIS spatial data amended in 2018 according to adjusted position as seen on OS 1st Edition map. <1>

See also:
NG74NW0001 (Parent) St. Maelrubha's monastery
NG74NW0002 Cross-slab
NG74NW0003 Churchyard chapel
NG74NW0005 Old Parish Church
NG74NW0006 Burial Ground
NG74NW0014 Font

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 7142 4586 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG74NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Finds (2)

  • FONT (Undated)
  • SADDLE QUERN (Undated)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

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