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Desk Based Assessment

Date 12 March 1963

Event ID 662528

Category Recording

Type Desk Based Assessment


NH68NW 10 c. 63 87

See also NH87NW 1.

Fearn Abbey: said to have been founded by Ferquhard, earl of Ross, at Farne beside Kincardine in Strathcarrin, 1221-2 or c.1227 whence the abbey was transferred to a site in the parish of Tarbat, after which it was called New Fearn.

Its mother-church was Whithorn, dedicated to St. Ninian.

Source: D E Easson 1957.

Relics of St. Ninian are said to have been brought north from Whithorn at the foundation of Fearn Abbey.

Source: New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845.

The Abbey stood at Fearn, probably Middle Fearn, where vestiges of its buildings seem to have been visible till the end of the 16th century.

Source: Orig Paroch Scot 1855; Information from 'Chronicle of the Earlis of Ross'

Information from OS (ES) 12 March 1963

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