Scheduled Monument

Finlarig, chapel and enclosure 300m W ofSM2707

Status: Designated

Documents

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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.

Summary

Date Added
28/08/1968
Last Date Amended
30/09/1997
Supplementary Information Updated
03/12/2018
Type
Ecclesiastical: chapel; enclosure
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Cromdale, Inverallan And Advie
NGR
NH 99116 25387
Coordinates
299116, 825387

Description

The monument consist of the turf covered remains of a small chapel in a circular enclosure. It was originally scheduled in 1968, but the protected area was poorly defined on the map extract which formed part of the scheduling documents. The present proposal rectifies this deficiency.

The chapel measures approximately 10m E-W by 5m and sits at the centre of the enclosure. A Pictish symbol stone, now held by the National Museums of Scotland (Acc. No. IB 11) was found towards the W of the site at the turn of the century.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 40m across centred on the chapel and its enclosure. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Statement of National Importance

This monument is of national importance because it is the site of an early Christian chapel, characterised by the circular enclosure. The discovery of a Pictish symbol stone adds further weight to the importance of the site in the early historic period. The site is of interest in the study of Pictish culture and the early history of Christianity in the Highlands.

References

Bibliography

The monument is RCAHMS number NH 92 NE 3.

About Scheduled Monuments

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Scheduling is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for monuments and archaeological sites of national importance as set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

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Scheduled monument records provide an indication of the national importance of the scheduled monument which has been identified by the description and map. The description and map (see ‘legal documents’ above) showing the scheduled area is the designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The statement of national importance and additional information provided are supplementary and provided for general information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within the statement of national importance or additional information. These records are not definitive historical or archaeological accounts or a complete description of the monument(s).

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