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Halkirk, Old Parish Church

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Halkirk, Old Parish Church

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

Alternative Name(s) Halkirk, Abbey Church

Canmore ID 8325

Site Number ND15NW 6

NGR ND 13517 59705

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/8325

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND15NW 6 13517 59705.

(ND 1352 5969) Church (NAT) on Site of (NAT) Chapel (NR)

OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

The present parish church is built on the site of an old chapel, but no information can be had in this neighbourhood in connection with it. Part of the ruins were standing when the church was built.

Name Book 1872

Halkirk church, built in 1753 and repaired in 1833, is a good example of a Georgian T-plan church, though it has been much altered internally and now appears to be quietly decaying.

G Hay 1957

(ND 1352 5969 Abbey Church (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1970)

Abbey Church, now disused, is as described above. It has been superseded as a place of worship by the church at ND 1300 5942. No further information regarding the old chapel was found.

Visited by OS (J B) 23 December 1981

Abbey Church, Halkirk. Georgian T-plan church built in 1753, repaired in 1833.

R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995.

Architecture Notes

Halkirk, Old Parish Church ND1352 5969.

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