MHG8600 - St. Mary's Chapel, Delny

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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAPEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred 734 723.

There was a chapel of St Mary at Delny.
H Scott et al (eds.) 1915-61.

According to the Rev John Matheson who wrote the excerpt of the Statistical Account for this area (1790) there was a principal seat at Delny, at one time, owned by the Earls of Ross, but no ruins were remaining then. In 1789, there was also a ruined pre-reformation chapel and graveyard, which were ploughed up by a local farmer – to add land to his cornfield and build houses for his farm-workers. The farmer was persuaded by the minister to collect the exposed bones of the graveyard corpses, rebury them, grass over the area and leave it sacrosanct. A stone was erected to mark the reburial but it is not clear if this is still present. <1>


Sir John Sinclair (ed.), 1791-9, The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, Vol. 6, 194-5n (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2606.


Scott, H et al (eds.), 1915-61, Fasti ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation, 58 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2773.


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, 26, No. 217 (Text/Report). SHG2670.


<1> Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), 2012, Pathways into the Past: Milton, Site 4 (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25681.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7339 7230 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH77SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILMUIR EASTER

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