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Birnie Parish Church, Burial Ground

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Birnie Parish Church, Burial Ground

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Birnie Churchyard

Canmore ID 272746

Site Number NJ25NW 1.03

NGR NJ 20647 58711

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Birnie
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ25NW 1.03 20647 58711

For Burial Ground Extension see NJ25NW 1.04

For New Cemetery see NJ25NW 47


N.B. This reference applies to NJ25NW 1.03, NJ25NW 1.04 and NJ25NW 47 collectively

Address: Birnie Parish Church and New Cemetery, Birnie, Moray

Postcode: IV30 8SU

Status: In current use for burials

Size: Burial Ground (SAM): 0.16 hectares, 0.39 acres

Size: Burial Ground Extension: 0.11 hectares, 0.27 acres

Size: New Cemetery: 0.11 hectares, 0.28 acres

Polygon: Yes

TOIDs: 1000000172541610 (Burial Ground and Extension); 1000000172541501 (New Cemetery)

Number of gravestones: 330

Earliest gravestone: 1694

Most recent gravestone: 2002

Description: Graveyard associated with a church and public cemetery. Burial Ground (NJ25NW 1.03) is roughly circular, surrounding 12th Century Kirk. Pictish Stone in Burial Ground. Burial Ground Extension to N and New Cemetery to W. Early table stones and flat stones, upright stones from 18th Century to present day. Notable stones include one incscribed phonetically and flat stones containing emblems of mortality.

Data Sources: Graveyard Recording Form, 2 August 2002; OS MasterMap checked 10 June 2005; OS 1st Edition(1870-71); OS 2nd Edition (showing Burial Ground Extension)


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