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Rait Castle, Burial-ground

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

Site Name Rait Castle, Burial-ground

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

Canmore ID 15195

Site Number NH85SE 4

NGR NH 893 525

NGR Description NH c. 893 525

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH85SE 4 c. 893 525.

A burying ground was visible near Rait Castle (NH85SE 10) in 1776. Some of the gravestone bore the figure of a bow and arrow, but the spot has been ploughed and the stones broken.

G Bain 1893; C Cordiner 1780.

No further information.

Visited by OS (N K B) 16 November 1965.


Field Visit (May 1978)

Rait Castle, Chapel and Burial-ground NH c. 893 525 NH85SE 4

No traces are visible of the burial-ground said to have existed in this area in 1776, but which was ploughed up before 1893. Simpson suggests that a detached oblong building to the SE of the hall-house (NH85SE 10) is the chapel, which was in existence by c. 1198-9 and still in use in 1343.

RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978

Bain 1893, 173; Simpson 1959, 13


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