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Graveyard, High Street. View of parish graveyard and Sinclair Burial Aisle.

SC 398185

Description Graveyard, High Street. View of parish graveyard and Sinclair Burial Aisle.

Catalogue Number SC 398185

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of CA 1767

Scope and Content Sinclair burial-aisle, Old Parish Church, High Street, Wick, Highland The Old Parish Church was built in 1820-30 to designs drawn up by John Henry of Edinburgh with assistance from James Crock, builder, and approved by John Chalmers. The Sinclair burial-aisle is said to have been erected in the late 16th century for George, 4th Earl of Caithness. The urns and crenellations were added when it was remodelled in 1835. Burials inside churches were banned in 1581. Wealthy families got around this by converting disused religious structures into mausolea, by adding burial-aisles to churches, and, in the 17th century, by creating separate burial-enclosures. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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