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Cladh Churadain,chapel and burial ground

A Scheduled Monument in Cromarty Firth, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6736 / 57°40'24"N

Longitude: -4.3738 / 4°22'25"W

OS Eastings: 258521

OS Northings: 867336

OS Grid: NH585673

Mapcode National: GBR H8KF.Z41

Mapcode Global: WH3D9.SDD6

Entry Name: Cladh Churadain,chapel and burial ground

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5007

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: chapel

Location: Alness

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a small burial ground

consisting of a rectangular enclosure bounded by a turf covered rubble wall. It measures 28m E-W by 23m N-S with a possible entrance on the west. There are turf covered foundations in the interior, possibly the remains of the chapel structure. The area to be scheduled measures 55m square and its SW side is bounded by a fence as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because, as the site of the chapel of Fyrish dedicated to Saint Curitan, it has the potential to enhance our understanding of early medieval chapels and burial practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NH56NE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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