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Old Blair, St Bride's Kirk And Churchyard

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Old Blair, St Bride's Kirk And Churchyard

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

Alternative Name(s) Blairchurch; Old Blair Church And Churchyard; St Brides Church

Canmore ID 25769

Site Number NN86NE 1

NGR NN 86748 66499

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/25769

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Blair Atholl
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN86NE 1 86748 66499.

(NN 8674 6650) St. Bride's Church (NR) (in ruins)

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

The 16th century Blair Church is roofless, but the walls are almost complete, although they have been much altered. The chief interest is the vault of John Graham of Claverhouse who fell at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1896-7.

As described by MacGibbon and Ross (1896-7). A plaque gives the name as St. Bride's Kirk.

Visited by OS (R D) 12 September 1967.

Activities

Photographic Survey (1986)

Recording of gravestones in Old Blair, St Bride's Kirk and Churchyard by Mrs Betty Willsher in 1986.

Archaeological Evaluation (1 June 2009)

Cultural Heritage assessment for the proposed Banvie Hydro Scheme development. The assessment formed part of an Environmental Statement, submitted in 2010. The Cultural Heritage assessment identified all cultural heritage features within the study area, as well as key external receptors within 1km of the proposed development, and assessed the impact on these features by the new development.

G Mudie 2010

OASIS ID: cfaarcha1-74221

Project

The chapter considered the likely effects on cultural heritage interests of the construction and operation of three proposed run-of-river hydroelectric schemes: at Banvie Burn, Blair Atholl, and at Lochbroom Burn and Dowally Burn, near Pitlochry. The assessment was undertaken by CFA Archaeology Ltd and included a desk-based study and field reconnaissance walkover survey.

CFA Archaeology (G. Mudie) 2010

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