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Brims Ness

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Medieval)

Site Name Brims Ness

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Medieval)

Canmore ID 8016

Site Number ND07SW 2

NGR ND 0401 7140

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Thurso
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND07SW 2 0401 7140.

(ND 0401 7140) Chapel (NR)

(rems of) Grave Yard (NAT)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

The remains of what is said to have been a Roman Catholic chapel (Name Book 1872), whose former existence is mentioned in 1726 (W Macfarlane 1906-8) and 1769 (T Pennant 1774). The walls, which were fast falling to decay, have lately been repaired by the proprietor (and the) graveyard, lying along the south base of the above chapel has lately been surrounded by a stone wall. It contains a few very old tombstones, many of which are rough and undressed having no inscriptions on them (Name Book 1872).

T Pennant 1774; Name Book 1872; W Macfarlane 1906-8.

The remains of this chapel survive to a height of 1.6m. The harled walls are now surmounted by slabs, the entrance being in the S wall. There are no windows. The N wall has been incorporated into the enclosing wall of the graveyard, which contains stones dating back to 1836. The last burial was in 1948.

Visited by OS (N K B) 2 October 1964.

No change to the previous field report.

Visited by OS (N K B) 13 August 1981.


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