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Burial Ground (Medieval) - (Post Medieval), Church (Medieval) - (Post Medieval)

Site Name Mountrich

Classification Burial Ground (Medieval) - (Post Medieval), Church (Medieval) - (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Killechoan

Canmore ID 12914

Site Number NH56SE 5

NGR NH 56238 60435

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH56SE 5 5623 6043.

(NH 56246042) Cille a'Choan {NR} (Site of)

OS 6"map, (1938)

'Cill Chomhghain' commemorates St. Comgan, active between 700 and 750 AD.

The church, with the burial-ground which was in use until the 19th c., was destroyed by the cutting of the railway in 1862-3

W J Watson 1926; N Macrae 1923; F H Groome 1901.

No further information.

Visited by OS (N K B) 30 June 1965.

St Comgan's Chapel (NR) (site of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1971)

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (J B) 18 November 1976.

Chapel; burial ground (sites of) - No trace.

CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998.


Field Visit (September 1978)

Mountrich, Church NH 562 604 NH56SE 5

It is recorded that the church of Killechoan or Cille a' Choan was destroyed during railway construction in 1862-3.

RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978

(Macrae 1923, 281; Watson 1926, 281)


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