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RATHVEN OLD BURIAL GROUND AND RANNAS AISLELB15529

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
22/02/1972
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Rathven
NGR
NJ 44317 65656
Coordinates
344317, 865656

Description

BURIAL GROUND: large irregularly shaped rubble walled burial

ground; tooled ashlar cope; cast-iron spearhead railings at

NW angle flanking simple entrance with pair slender cast-iron

gatepiers and closed by plain spearhead carriage gates.

Various tombstone of 18th century and subsequent date. Burial

enclosure of Gordons of Farskan and Nether Buckie erected

1799 but incorporating memorial of 1592.

RANNAS AISLE: dated 1612. Former S aisle of demolished parish

church. Rectangular, harl pointed rubble; ashlar dressings.

Large round-headed arched entrance with chamfered ashlar

margins; concave moulded eaves cornice; flush faced slab

roof.

INTERIOR: substantial marble memorial to Andrew Hay of

Rannas, died 1789; single hatchment.

Statement of Special Interest

Farskan (Gordons of Farskan) on site now occupied by Cullen

Bay Hotel.

Old parish church demolished 1793-4 to furnish materials for

new church, the present Rathven parish church sited to NE of

burial ground. Only the S aisle survives, housing the

memorial to Andrew Hay of Rannas and his forebears, his

geneological details inscribed on the mural tablet. Andrew

(d.1789) was the last Hay of Rannas and after his death the

estate was purchased by the Earl of Seafield.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1792-3, Witherington and Grant

edition, 1982), pp.380-1.

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