MHG8512 - Hermitage? Easter Bindal

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Type and Period (1)

  • HERMITAGE (RELIGIOUS) (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 30, 26 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3362.


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/Report). SHG2670.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 9386 8502 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH98NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TARBAT

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