Old Blair, St Bride's Kirk And Churchyard
Alternative Names Blairchurch; Old Blair Church And Churchyard; St Brides Church
Site Type BURIAL GROUND, CHURCH
Canmore ID 25769
Site Number NN86NE 1
NGR NN 86748 66499
Council PERTH AND KINROSS
Parish BLAIR ATHOLL
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District PERTH AND KINROSS
Former County PERTHSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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|Notes and Activities|
NN86NE 1 86748 66499.
(NN 8674 6650) St. Bride's Church (NR) (in ruins)
OS 6" map, Perthshire, 2nd ed., (1900)
The 16th century Blair Church is roofless, but the walls are almost complete, although they have been much altered. The chief interest is the vault of John Graham of Claverhouse who fell at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.
D MacGibbon and T Ross 1896-7.
As described by MacGibbon and Ross (1896-7). A plaque gives the name as St. Bride's Kirk.
Visited by OS (R D) 12 September 1967.
Notes The chapter considered the likely effects on cultural heritage interests of the construction and operation of three proposed run-of-river hydroelectric schemes: at Banvie Burn, Blair Atholl, and at Lochbroom Burn and Dowally Burn, near Pitlochry. The assessment was undertaken by CFA Archaeology Ltd and included a desk-based study and field reconnaissance walkover survey.
CFA Archaeology (G. Mudie) 2010
|Books and References|
MacGibbon and Ross, D and T (1896-7) 'The ecclesiastical architecture of Scotland from the earliest Christian times to the seventeenth century', 3v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol. 3, 544-5 plan Held at RCAHMS F.5.31.MAC