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Chapel (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Daless

Classification Chapel (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) River Findhorn

Canmore ID 14979

Site Number NH83NE 1

NGR NH 86102 38870

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Cawdor
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Archaeology Notes

NH83NE 1 8608 3886

A pre-Reformation chapel-of-ease with a small glebe existed at Daless (NH 86 38). It was disused after the Reformation but its site can still be identified.

G Bain 1928.

At NH 8608 3886 on the flat haugh-land of the River Findhorn is a sub-rectangular enclosure, oriented ESE to WNW and measuring c. 78.0m by c. 26.0m within a denuded bank of earth and stones. It is locally thought to have been a burial ground but there is not trace of tombstones or a chapel.

Visited by OS (R L), 3 December 1970.


Field Visit (May 1978)

Daless NH 860 388 NH83NE 1

A sub-rectangular enclosure, measuring 78m ESE-WNW by 26m transversely within a denuded bank of earth and stones, has been identified as the site of a pre-Reformation chapel-of-ease noted by Bain, but the surviving remains do not support this view.

RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978

Bain 1928, 101


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