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Kingussie, St Columba's Friary

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Friary (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Kingussie, St Columba's Friary

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Friary (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Kingussie Graveyard

Canmore ID 14076

Site Number NH70SE 2

NGR NH 75697 00764

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kingussie And Insh
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH70SE 2 7568 0077.

(NH 7584 0064) St. Columba's Priory (NR)

OS 6" map, Inverness, 2nd ed., (1903)

A Carmelite friary founded before 1501, the subsequent history of which has not been traced (D E Easson 1957). It was situated within the old graveyard but nothing remained in 1869 although walling is said to have been found during early 19th century repairs to the churchyard.

Name Book 1869; D E Esson 1957.

There are no visible remains of a building at the site.

An inscribed stone set into the graveyard wall at NH 7568 0078 states that 'here lie the hallowed remains of the old church of Kingussie, dedicated to St. Columba and according to tradition, planted by himself.'

Visited by OS (R L) 18 November 1966.


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