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Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Barnsoul

Classification Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Angel Chapel; Chapel Rig

Canmore ID 65012

Site Number NX87NE 5

NGR NX 8739 7764

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkpatrick Irongray
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX87NE 5 8739 7764

(NX 8739 7764) Chapel (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957).

See also NX87NE 4.

Traditionally, a chapel called Angel Chapel (F R Coles 1893) stood here. No remains can now be traced, though the site is surrounded by an earth-and-stone bank (Name Book 1850). The bank, now in the form of a horse-shoe, encloses an area 85' N-S by 66'. It is very irregular in thickness, varying from 14'-20', and is 2'6" high, though obliterated on the N. There are many large stones in its composition.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

The surface remains indicate that this has been a similar structure to the (palisaded) homestead at MacNaughton (NX87NE3). There is nothing in the appearance of the work to suggest that it is a chapel site.

RCAHMS typescript, visited 1951

The probable remains of a homestead, generally as described, its original shape having been mutilated by cultivation. It is still traditionally known as a chapel.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (DWR) 19 November 1973

No change to previous information.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (TRG) 30 May 1977.


Field Visit (18 May 1951)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Marginal Land Survey (1950-1962), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, are available to view online - see the searchable PDF in 'Digital Items'. These vary from short notes, to lengthy and full descriptions. Contemporary plane-table surveys and inked drawings, where available, can be viewed online in most cases - see 'Digital Images'. The original typecripts, notebooks and drawings can also be viewed in the RCAHMS search room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 19 July 2013.


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