MHG7777 - Chapel, etc Achnaclerich Farm
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Type and Period (2)
- CHAPEL (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)
- (Alternate Type) HOUSE (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)
- None recorded
Cathy Dagg reports that there is a series of earthworks in this area visible from the road, including a possible major enclosure bank. - HAW 8/2003
1st ed OS does not mark chapel in this area. A series of small enclosures are visible to the SE of the farm in this area. - HAW 8/2003
NH46NW 2 4012 6563.
There is site of Celtic pre-Catholic chapel near Achnachlerich farm, standing among larch trees on left of road from Garston to Loch Garve. A C M Mitford 1936
Mr MacDonald (Achnaclerach) pointed out outlines of rectangular building which he had always understood to be remains of a chapel. The remains are situated in an arable field c60m SE of the house and consist of a building oriented E-W, measuring 13.4m x 4.8m. The walls are of stone, now covered with turf, with a maximum height of 0.3m and a width of c1.5m.
The info supplied by Mr MacDonald was confirmed by Mr Grant (Garbet), a retired gamekeeper, who has lived all his life at Garbat. According to Mr MacDonald, Achnaclerach means "field of the clergy".
Visited by OS (W D J) 19 April 1963
(NH 4012 6563) Chapel (NR) (remains of) OS 6"map, (1968)
It is impossible to tell without excavation if building described is a chapel or an old house. The remains of a wall extending W from NW angle may suggest it is the latter. There is no trace of anything suggestive of a graveyard. The tradition of a chapel here is strong. Visited by OS (A A) 10 October 1974
No change. Visited by OS (J B) 15 November 1976
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4012 6563 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12486 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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