Stroma, Uppertown, Dovecot And Burial Vault

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Alternative Names Stroma Dovecote And Burial Ground
Canmore ID 9365
Site Number ND37NE 6
NGR ND 35876 76472
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District CAITHNESS
Former County CAITHNESS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

ND37NE 6 35876 76472.

(ND 3587 7647) Vault (NR)
OS 6" map, (1970)

Burial Vault and Dovecot: From the centre of the grave- yard rises a rectangular structure, now roofless, built with grey flags and pink sandstone quoins. It has been finished with an ordinary span roof, now gone. The building measures 25ft by 18ft 5ins externally, is formed of two storeys, and is some 22ft in height. On the ground level is a low vaulted burial vault. On the floor above the vault is a pigeon house. A stone at the S side of the W front of the building bears the date 1677 cut in relief.
RCAHMS 1911.

The brial vault and dovecot are as described by the RCAHMS and lie at the E end of the graveyard, which has been extened westwards.
Visited by OS (R D) 1 March 1965.

The burial vault and dovecot are as described and illustrated. There is now no trace of burials in the vault.
Visited by OS (J B) 20 July 1982.

Books and References

Beaton, E (1978a) 'Notes on four Caithness doocots', Caithness Fld Club Bull, vol.2, 4
Page(s): 124

RCAHMS (1911b) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, London
Page(s): 19-20, No. 50 illust Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV(3).R

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