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Rosskeen Parish Church, Munro Mausoleum

Mausoleum (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rosskeen Parish Church, Munro Mausoleum

Classification Mausoleum (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 108580

Site Number NH66NE 13.02

NGR NH 6885 6927

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Rosskeen
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH66NE 13.00 68837 69250

NH66NE 13.01 68868 69298 Churchyard

NH66NE 13.02 This site has been incorporated into NH66NE 13.00

(NH 68837 69250) Church (TU)

(NH 68868 69298) Church (TU) (Site of)

(NH 6885 6927) Chapel (LB) (In Ruins)

[Undated] OS map.

According to the Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB, 1874) the published site is that of the immediate predecessor of the present parish church (built 1832), and the ruins are those of a yet earlier church.

Maclean (1886), however, implies that the ruins are those of the immediate predecessor of the present church. The ruin is now used as a burial-place of the Munros. Its triple lancet windows suggest that it might date from the 13th or 14th centuries.

Name Book 1874; R Maclean 1886; Anon 1937.

The existing church, erected in 1832, is no longer in use but the graveyard is still in use.

According to a plaque inside the building shown as a ruined chapel on the OS 25" map, it is a mausoleum of the Munro family, erected in 1664 and restored in 1908.

The site of the church, stated by the ONB (1874) to be the immediate predecessor of the 1832 church, is overlain by burial enclosures and a number of pre-1832 graves.

However, among the burial enclosures - six in all, five of which are unroofed - there is a ruined stretch of walling forming a side-wall (17.0m long) and an end-wall (6.5m long) of what could be the remains of an early church or chapel, orientated ENE by WSW. This walling, of which part of the N side of the long wall has been removed, varies between 0.6m and 1.0m in width, and is of uncoursed rubble with pinnings, bonded with shell mortar.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R B) 24 March 1966.

Church / chapels; burial ground - stable condition, no threat.

CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998.


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