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Cnoc an Teampuill,chapel

A Scheduled Monument in Cromarty Firth, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6409 / 57°38'27"N

Longitude: -4.3674 / 4°22'2"W

OS Eastings: 258777

OS Northings: 863680

OS Grid: NH587636

Mapcode National: GBR H8LJ.G61

Mapcode Global: WH3DH.W6GS

Entry Name: Cnoc an Teampuill,chapel

Scheduled Date: 22 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5530

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: chapel

Location: Kiltearn

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a chapel of unknown date, located on E-sloping ground in an arable field. The monument, known as Cnoc an Teampuill, survives as an oval mound of stone which measures about 21m E-W by 18m N-S and is up to 1.5m high. Limited trenching some years ago revealed three short lengths of lime-mortar bonded wall which indicate the location of a rectangular building about 14m E-W by about 11m to 12m N-S within the mound. The date of the chapel is unknown.

The area to be scheduled measures 45m in diameter to include the probable chapel, the overlying mound of stone and an area round in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the chapel may survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of the construction and architecture of minor medieval and/or post medieval ecclesiastical buildings.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NH 56 SE 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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