MHG8779 - St. Regulus's Chapel, Cromarty


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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAPEL (Early Medieval to 19th Century - 561 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

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NH76NE0095 Gravgeyard
J Aitken : 20/01/03
NH76NE 6 7944 6709.
St. Regulus's Chapel (NR) OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 1st ed., (1871)

St. Regulus's Chapel (NR) (No detail) OS 6" map, (1959)

Of St. Regulus's or St. Rule's Chapel only foundations remain.
In 16th century it was a high-gabled building with a mausoleum attached to its west gable. Whether this was a Celtic foundation dedicated to 6th century Riagal (Lat. Regulus) of Mucinis (March 30th) or a Roman Catholic dedication to Regulus, a 4th century Greek monk (Oct. 16th), is not known.
W F Skene 1863; H Miller 1835; H Scott et al 1915-61; G Mackennzie 1958; W J Watson 1926.

There is no trace of St. Regulus's Chapel, but local tradition has it that it stood at NE end of graveyard which is still in use. The U-shaped ruin showed on the OS 25" map is the entrance to an underground mausoleum.
Re-surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 28 January 1966.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7944 6709 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CROMARTY

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