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Roger's Kirk

Chapel (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Roger's Kirk

Classification Chapel (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 49006

Site Number NT05SE 2

NGR NT 0871 5283

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Dunsyre
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydesdale
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NT05SE 2 0871 5283.

(NT 0871 5283) Roger's Kirk (NAT)

OS 6" map (1961)

Murray and Irving allege that this name refers to a large heap of stones in a deep ravine on the Garvald Water, and that this heap of stones is all that remains of an early chapel, the history of which is unknown. The Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB), however, states that the name applies to the ravine itself, the name probably deriving from that of a Covenanting minister. There were never any buildings here.

G V Irving and A Murray 1864; Name Book 1858

This site is tucked in a small spot between two forks of the river and is marked by a cluster of stones. It would seem most unlikely that a chapel ever existed here, but it is just such an isolated spot which would be used by Covenanters for their field meetings.

Visited by OS (JD) 10 June 1955

John Thomson's 1822 map of Lanarkshire (National Library of Scotland Map Library) depicts in this area a building surmounted by a spire, and annotates it 'Rogers Kirk in ruin'.

Information from I Fraser, 18 January 1999.

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