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Dundurcas Old Church Burial Ground, excluding Scheduled Monument No 5621 'Church of Dundurcas, old Parish Church', near RothesLB15827

Status: Designated


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NJ 30216 51042
330216, 851042


Simple coped drystone walls of circa 1830 enclosing circular burial ground. Pair of tooled square granite gatepiers at west with shaped caps and pair of plain spearhead cast iron gates. 18th, 19th and 20th century tombstones.

Statement of Special Interest

The burial ground stands on a mound with a ditch on one side which appears to have been a fortified site.

'Church of Dundurcas,old parish church' is Scheduled Monument No 5621 and is excluded from the listing.

Listed building record and statutory address updated in 2015. Previously listed as 'Dundurcas Old Church and Burial Ground.'



Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: CANMORE ID 16920

Ordnance Survey (Surveyed 1871, Published 1874) Elgin Sheet XVIII.11. 25 Inches to the Mile Map. 1st Edition. London: Ordnance Survey.

Shaw, L. (1775) The History Of The Province Of Moray. Edinburgh: William Auld. p.326.

New Statistical Account (1834-45) Parish of Rothes, County of Elgin. Vol. 13. p.236.

Howat, A. and Seton, M. (1981) Churches Of Moray). Moray District Council Publications. p.17.

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