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Carriden House,church and burial ground 20m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Bo'ness and Blackness, Falkirk

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Latitude: 56.0101 / 56°0'36"N

Longitude: -3.5657 / 3°33'56"W

OS Eastings: 302476

OS Northings: 680791

OS Grid: NT024807

Mapcode National: GBR 1T.T8X9

Mapcode Global: WH5R3.669F

Entry Name: Carriden House,church and burial ground 20m SW of

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5458

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: burial ground, cemetery, graveyard

Location: Bo'Ness and Carriden

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Bo'ness and Blackness

Traditional County: West Lothian


Early 19th century. 2-storey coursed granite with 15' overshot wheel. Kiln of fir timber and eccentrically placed vent. Disused.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as it is the site of an early medieval chapel documented from the twelfth century. Although it has been partly excavated, it is likely to preserve archaeological data which may provide further evidence for ecclesiastical architecture, patronage and material culture during the period of its construction and use. In addition it contains several fine examples of post-Reformation mortuary art which preserve evidence for the development of style and iconography in the local tradition and within the broader context of eighteenth century decorative sculpture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



NSA v XII p 834.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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