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Finlarig, chapel and enclosure 300m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Latitude: 57.3079 / 57°18'28"N

Longitude: -3.6763 / 3°40'34"W

OS Eastings: 299113

OS Northings: 825386

OS Grid: NH991253

Mapcode National: GBR K99D.LQN

Mapcode Global: WH5JN.HLM2

Entry Name: Finlarig, chapel and enclosure 300m W of

Scheduled Date: 28 August 1968

Last Amended: 30 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2707

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: chapel

Location: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consist of the turf covered remains of a small chapel in a circular enclosure. It was originally scheduled in 1968, but the protected area was poorly defined on the map extract which formed part of the scheduling documents. The present proposal rectifies this deficiency.

The chapel measures approximately 10m E-W by 5m and sits at the centre of the enclosure. A Pictish symbol stone, now held by the National Museums of Scotland (Acc. No. IB 11) was found towards the W of the site at the turn of the century.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 40m across centred on the chapel and its enclosure. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance because it is the site of an early Christian chapel, characterised by the circular enclosure. The discovery of a Pictish symbol stone adds further weight to the importance of the site in the early historic period. The site is of interest in the study of Pictish culture and the early history of Christianity in the Highlands.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NH 92 NE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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