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Raasay, Brochel Chapel

Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Raasay, Brochel Chapel

Classification Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 11508

Site Number NG54NE 5

NGR NG 5848 4630

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Parish Portree
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG54NE 5 5848 4630

(NG 5848 4630) A few yards from Brochel Castle (NG54NE 1) is the ruin of a small chapel which was used as a burial place until comparatively recent times (S Gordon 1950).

Not listed (RCAHMS 1928).

S Gordon 1950.

Close to the NE side of Brochel Castle (NG54NE 1) are the remains of a chapel, roofless, and with the east wall completely destroyed.

It is orientated NW-SE and measures internally 8.5m by 3.0m. No features are visible other than a drop eastwards in ground level 2.8 - 3.2m from the west end. The walls, built of basalt and sandstone with shell lime mortar, are 0.5m thick, and stand to an average height of 0.8m. The interior is full of rubbish and overgrown with bracken.

Visited by OS (A S P) 12 June 1961.

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