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St Trostan' Chapel, Westerdale

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

Site Name St Trostan' Chapel, Westerdale

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

Alternative Name(s) Dale

Canmore ID 8352

Site Number ND15SW 17

NGR ND 1269 5236

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND15SW 17 1269 5236

For St Trostan's Well (ND 1217 5249), see ND15SW 13.

(ND 1269 5236) St Trostan's Chapel (NR)

(Site of) Grave Yard (NR)

(Remains of)

OS 6" map, Caithness, 1st ed., (1908)

This unenclosed graveyard marks the site of St Trostan's Chapel. The graveyard, which measures some 60 by 45ft, is entireley overgrown with grass and weeds, beneath which the presence of numerous gravestones is evident.

RCAHMS 1911.

(ND 1270 5236) Graveyard (NR)

and site of (NAT)

St Trostan's Chapel (NR)

OS 6" map, (1963)

The site of the graveyard of St Trostan's Chapel is indicated by a stony patch of rough pasture in the corner of an arable field. No trace of the chapel is now to be seen.

Visited by OS (R D) 12 February 1965.

(ND 1269 5236) St Trostan's Chapel (NR) (site of)

OS 25" map, (1967)

The site is generally as described by the RCAHMS. A number of small to medium prostrate slabs are in evidence but none are specifically identified as grave markers. There is no trace of a chapel.

Visited by OS (J M) 11 November 1981

Chapel, St Trostan's. No structurral traces exist, but there are a number of prostrate stones which indicate the site of a graveyard.

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


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