MHG8471 - Chapelhill, Portmahomack

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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAPEL (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH98SW 6 9169 8458.
Chapel (NR) (Site of) OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

On a green hill, known as Chapelhill or Knockshorty at Portmahomack, a chapel appears to have stood (OPS 1855). The site of a chapel at Chapel Street, Portmahomack, is marked on high ground by a rough flooring of flat stones in a roughly oblong setting, approx E and E (Davidson 1948). Orig Paroch Scot 1855; J M Davidson 1948.

No trace. Visited by OS (A A) 20 September 1972.

The discovery before 1845 of human bones 'deposited within rough flags of freestone' noted on NH98SW 3 may be linked with the chapel that is alleged to have stood on this site. The 'rough flooring of flat stones in a roughly oblong setting, approx east & west', recorded by Davidson may be associated with chapel or with later buildings, which were still standing on site 1907.
RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978.


OPS, 1855, Origines parochiales Scotiae: the antiquities ecclesiastical and territorial of the parishes of Scotland, 434 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG342.


Davidson, J M, 1948, 'A miscellany of antiquities in Easter Ross and Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol 80 (1945-46), pp 25-33, p 27 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG52.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 27, No. 234 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 9168 8458 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH98SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TARBAT

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