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Kirkton, Lochcarron Parish Church

Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kirkton, Lochcarron Parish Church

Classification Church (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Old Lochcarron Parish Church; Chombrich Mulroy

Canmore ID 12036

Site Number NG94SW 2

NGR NG 9140 4123

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG94SW 2 9140 4123

(NG 9140 4124) Church (NAT) (Ruins of)

OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1905).

For successor and present parish church (NG 9151 4139), see NG94SW 15.

The ruins of the parish church erected in 1751 and abandoned about 1845 when the modern church was built.

The church of Lochcarron was dedicated to St. Maelrubha and girth or sanctuary was known as 'Chombrich Mulroy' - the girth of Maelrubha, but the exact site of this early church is not known. (For a possible alternative site for St Maelrubha's Church see NG94SE1)

Orig Paroch Scot 1855; Name Book 1875; W J Watson 1926.

The walls of this 18th century church still stand to roof height with the exception of the north side wall which has been entirely removed taking with it part of the gables. No further information was obtained regarding St.Maelrubha's Church.

Visited by OS (W D J) 19 October 1966.


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