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St Catherines, St Catherine's Chapel And Burial Ground

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Site Name St Catherines, St Catherine's Chapel And Burial Ground

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 23606

Site Number NN10NW 3

NGR NN 1215 0739

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Strachur
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NN10NW 3 1215 0739

(NN 1216 0738) St Catherine's Chapel (NR)

(Ruins of) Burial Ground (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1900)

St Catherine's Chapel, situated on a grassy platform at the edge of a sheer rocky cliff, is reduced to its foundations, which were cleared of turf many years ago by a former Duke of Argyll. Its total length is 45'8", and the breadth 19', over walls 2'8" thick; there has been a cross-wall 2' thick 22'5" from the outer face of the SW end. It was founded in 1450 by Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochow.

The burial ground, which had no particular boundary, was close by the chapel; human bones were found there "a good number of years" before 1870 by workmen quarrying for stones.

Name Book 1870; M Paterson 1970; Information from RCAHMS Manuscript.

The turf-covered footings of the chapel are as described. There is no trace of a burial ground.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (DWR), 1 March 1973.


Address: St Catherine's Chapel Burial Ground

Postcode: PA25 8BB

Status: No longer extant

Size: N/a


Number of gravestones: Not known

Earliest gravestone: Not known

Most recent gravestone: Not known

Description: Burial ground associated with a chapel, neither extant

Data Sources: OS MasterMap checked 21 September 2005


Field Visit (20 September 1942)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.


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