MHG8512 - Hermitage? Easter Bindal
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Type and Period (1)
- HERMITAGE (RELIGIOUS) (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)
- None recorded
NH98NW 1 9387 8502.
Hermitage (NR) (Site of) OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)
The site of an old hermitage situated on shore of Moray Firth, c.1.5 miles NE of Bindal. Nothing remains of building, except a wall c. 7' high and 4' broad which is still extant. This is supposed to have surrounded E, N and S of it, while W faced into the cliff. ONB 1872.
There is no local knowledge of this hermitage. Generally as described in ONB, boundary wall is drystone built and averages 1.3m wide and 1.7 m high with an entrance gap c.2m wide towards S end of E wall. The interior was under bracken at time of visit and no internal features were seen.
Visited by OS (A A) 14 September 1972.
The traditional site of a hermitage, now occupied by a ruinous dry-stone structure probably of no great age.
RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1977.
- --- 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. . 25, No. 208.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 30, 26.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9386 8502 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15613 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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