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Auldearn Church, Churchyard

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Auldearn Church, Churchyard

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Auldearn Parish Church, Burial-ground

Canmore ID 180288

Site Number NH95NW 6.03

NGR NH 91950 55561

NGR Description Centred NH 91950 55561

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH95NW 6.03 centred 91950 55561

Location formerly entered as Centred NH 918 555.

Following on from work carried out in the Ullapool area (DES 1999, 57, 58), surveys were made of several graveyards in Highland region.

NH 919 555 518 memorials were recorded. A study was also made of related documentation, including lair and death records. The entrance to a crypt was located to the N side of the church. Historical records show the crypt to belong to the Inglis family of Inverness, but date of origin is unknown.

Reports have been lodged with Highland SMR and the NMRS.

Sponsors: Highland Council Archaeology Unit, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Marc Fitch Fund, RCAHMS.

S Farrell 2000

NH 918 555 A watching brief was undertaken in October 2001 on the excavation of a cable trench and bases for a floodlighting scheme. No archaeological features or deposits of interest were revealed, although a few pieces of disarticulated bone were found within the topsoil.

Report deposited in Highland SMR and the NMRS.

Sponsor: Highland Council for Auldearn Community Council.

S Farrell 2002


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