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Christchurch, Midmar Parish Church And Burial-ground

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Christchurch, Midmar Parish Church And Burial-ground

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Midmar Parish Kirk

Canmore ID 112864

Site Number NJ60NE 12

NGR NJ 69916 06502

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/112864

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Midmar
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Parish Kirk, 1787. Predecessor at foot of brae dedicated to St Nidan. Archetypal country kirk, a plain Improvement-period rectangle in coursed squared, cherry-cocked rubble, with five generous round-headed windows in south wall.

Calm tree-girt kirkyard contains fine recumbent stone circle with canine-like pair of stones flanking the recumbent. West end rebuilt with three lancets and porch, and interior recast, 1885; other additions, 1942.

Taken from "Aberdeenshire: Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Ian Shepherd, 2006. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

Archaeology Notes

NJ60NE 12 69916 06502

Christchurch (Church of Scotland) [NAT]

OS 1:2500 map, 1970.

For stone circle in burial-ground, see NJ60NE 3.

For predecessor churches of Midmar (NJ 7020 0587) and Kinerny (NJ 7253 0957), see NJ70NW 11 and NJ70NW 12 respectively.

For associated Midmar Parish Manse (St Aidan's) at NJ 6987 0606, see NJ60NE 122.

1787; interior recast, late additions; 1642 Peter Jansen bell; walls of 1677 kirk extant.

G Hay 1957.

Christchurch [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, 2010.

Activities

Watching Brief (11 September 2017 - 13 September 2017)

NJ 69896 06522 (NJ60NE 3) A watching brief was undertaken, 11–13 September 2017, during the excavation of trenches for a new electricity supply to Midmar Kirk, which has a recumbent stone circle within the graveyard. Trenches were excavated from the existing electric pole to the church. No archaeological features or finds were recorded.

Archive: NRHE

Funder: SSE

Alison Cameron – Cameron Archaeology

(Source: DES, Volume 18)

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