Kingussie, St Columba's Friary

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Alternative Names Kingussie Graveyard
Site Type BURIAL GROUND, FRIARY (POSSIBLE)
Canmore ID 14076
Site Number NH70SE 2
NGR NH 7568 0077
Council HIGHLAND
Parish KINGUSSIE AND INSH
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Former County INVERNESS-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH70SE 2 7568 0077.

(NH 7584 0064) St. Columba's Priory (NR)
OS 6" map, Inverness, 2nd ed., (1903)

A Carmelite friary founded before 1501, the subsequent history of which has not been traced (D E Easson 1957). It was situated within the old graveyard but nothing remained in 1869 although walling is said to have been found during early 19th century repairs to the churchyard.
Name Book 1869; D E Esson 1957.

There are no visible remains of a building at the site.
An inscribed stone set into the graveyard wall at NH 7568 0078 states that 'here lie the hallowed remains of the old church of Kingussie, dedicated to St. Columba and according to tradition, planted by himself.'
Visited by OS (R L) 18 November 1966.

 
Books and References

Cowan and Easson, I B and D E (1976) Medieval religious houses in Scotland: with an appendix on the houses in the Isle of Man, London
Page(s): 115 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.EAS.R

Easson, D E (1957a) Medieval religious houses in Scotland: with an appendix on the houses in the Isle of Man, London
Page(s): 115 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.EAS

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale)
Page(s): Book No. 7, 36 Held at RCAHMS Ref

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