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Applecross, Old Churchyard, Font

Font (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Applecross, Old Churchyard, Font

Classification Font (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 11737

Site Number NG74NW 4

NGR NG 7142 4585

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG74NW 4 7142 4585.

(NG 7142 4585) Holy Water Font found here AD 1874 (NAT)

OS B6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)

The Name Book records that a stone resembling a holy water font was found in the spring of 1874 and Macrow adds that it was used as a poultry drinking-trough by the manse incumbents.

Name Book 1875; B G Macrow 1953.

This font was not known at the former manse, now a farmhouse.

Visited by OS (R D) 21 July 1965.

Inside the chapel (NG74NW 3) is a broken sandstone block, 0.5m x 0.4m x 0.15m deep, bearing a dished hollow. This may be the alleged font found in 1874, although it looks more like a broken saddle quern.

Visited by OS (A A) 31 May 1974.

The stone has been deposited in the Applecross Heritage Centre.

Information from Ian Mackkenzie, Applecross Heritage Society, 15 September 2001


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