MHG8471 - Chapelhill, Portmahomack
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Type and Period (1)
- CHAPEL (Undated)
- None recorded
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.
- --- Text/Report: 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/Publication/Monograph: OPS. 1855. Origines parochiales Scotiae: the antiquities ecclesiastical and territorial of the parishes of Scotland. 2/2. 434.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: 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.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9168 8458 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15666 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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