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Farnell, Parish Church And Burial-ground

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned), Long Cist(S) (Early Medieval), Coin (17th Century)

Site Name Farnell, Parish Church And Burial-ground

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned), Long Cist(S) (Early Medieval), Coin (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Farnell Graveyard; Farnell Parish Kirk

Canmore ID 35735

Site Number NO65NW 23

NGR NO 62738 55425

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Farnell
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO65NW 23 627 554

For the cross slab see NO65NW 23.01

See also NO65NW 18.

The medieval parish church of Farnell stood in the burial-ground with in which the present church (built in 1806) stands. In 1849 a Class III Cross-slab (now in Montrose Museum) was found 'in the line of the foundation of the old Kirk', and when the burial-ground was extended in 1870' 'a line of coffins. . . carefully constructed of stone slabs', probably long cist, was discovered to the E of the church; two cross-heads and two medieval grave covers, one bearing a sword, the base of a cross and 'some old English letters in relief', were also found. A dedication cross is built into the wall of the burial-ground.

J Stuart 1856; A Jervise 185+9; 1861; A G Warden 1880-5; J Anderson and

G F Black 1888; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; F C Eeles 1910; G Hay 1957; I B Cowan 1967; H Coutts 1970; RCAHMS 1983; RCAHMS 1984.


Photographic Survey (1956)

Photographs by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1956.

Artefact Recovery (1995)

NO 627 554. A Charles I Copper Turner (Twopence or Bodle) was found at Farnell Graveyard. It was retained by the finder.

Museum Daybook Number: DBM 1805.

R Benvie 1995.


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