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CHAPELFORD, ST NINIAN'S BURIAL GROUND, CHAPEL AND DAWSON MAUSOLEUMLB1544

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
24/03/1988
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Bellie
NGR
NJ 39136 60009
Coordinates
339136, 860009

Description

Rectangular rubble walled burial ground. Entrance in NE angle

flanked by square ashlar gatepiers with shallow pyramidal

caps and linked by ashlar overthrow with apex cross; pair

cast-iron gates.

Rectangular mortuary chapel (W G Brander, architect, Clochan, Banffshire, 1955), incorporated in E angle of burial ground

wall. Harled, ashlar dressings. Round-headed entrance in

centre W gable with double-leaf plank doors. Crowstepped

gables; cross finial at W apex. Re-set datestone of 1687.

DAWSON MAUSOLEUM: Reginald Fairlie, architect, 1939.

Octagonal; rubble with tooled and polished ashlar dressings;

small gabled projection at E, recessed entrance at W with

roll-moulded projection at E, recessed entrance at W with

roll-moulded, semi-octagonal frame; double-leaf plank doors;

small square-headed lights with lattice-pane glazing in each

face. Piended octagonal graded Banffshire slate roof with

lead apex cross.

17th century and subsequent tomb stones. Also white marble

Celtic memorial cross heavily decorated with interlacing

decoration.

Statement of Special Interest

Early Roman Catholic church site. Ruined chapel known to have

existed in 1602 and another built in 1687. Presumably the

datestone from this church is that now set in chapel wall.

Desecrated by soldiers in 1728 and abandoned, though the

slates were re-used to re-roof St Ninian's, Tynet in 1787.

White marble Celtic cross commemorates Bishop Nicholson first

Vicar Apostolic of Scotland who died in 1718 and 26 priests

buried within the grave yard.

References

Bibliography

Peter Anson, THE BANFFSHIRE BETHLEHEM, ST NINIAN'S TYNET (nd.

circa 1950), pp 4, 5, 9.

Patrick Nuttgens, REGINALD FAIRLIE, 1883-1952 (1959), p 56,

pl 49. Moray District Record Office, ZCMn DE3/956/16.

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