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Stoer Parliamentary Church

Cemetery (Period Unassigned), Church (19th Century)

Site Name Stoer Parliamentary Church

Classification Cemetery (Period Unassigned), Church (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Rhuestore; Stoer Parish Church; Stoer, Telford Church

Canmore ID 120635

Site Number NC02NW 12

NGR NC 04053 28536

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Assynt
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

For Stoer parish manse (NC 0386 2860), see NC02NW 13.

Telford church.

S Hackett and N Livingston 1984.

Site Management (9 April 1996)

Standard Parliamentary T-plan church; coursed rubble, contrasting tooled dressings. Depressd arched paired doors in outer bays of south elevation;

similarly detailed paired centre windows; similar single windows in end gables and rear wing. Gutted and roofless. Church stands in small burial ground enclosed by rubble drystone wall.

"Quoad sacra" parish of Stoer established in 1834 (Historic Environment Scotland List Entry)


Resistivity (1 July 2014)

NC 04053 28536 Stoer Church is a Standard Parliamentary T-plan church which stands in a small burial ground enclosed by rubble dry stone walls. The church is currently ruinous. A resistance survey was undertaken, on 1 July 2014, within the graveyard surrounding the derelict church with the aim of locating unmarked graves and buried gravestones prior to

redevelopment of the site.

Although the whole graveyard was investigated, the area of interest was the NW corner, where it is planned to run services to and from the redeveloped church. Anomalies suggestive of potential burials have been noted immediately to the N of the limit of visible burials (grave markers) in the NW corner of the graveyard. Micro-topographic changes in the turf coincide with the N and W edge of these resistance anomalies. There is no evidence in the data for further burials to the N or W of these suspected burials. Further anomalies in this area are believed to be due to variations in the depth of bedrock, which is outcropping in places.

Archive: Rose Geophysical Consultants

Funder: Mr G Morgan

Susan Ovenden - Rose Geophysical Consultants

(Source: DES)


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