Scheduled Monument

Kiltarlity Old Parish ChurchSM5570

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
08/02/1993
Supplementary Information Updated
12/02/2019
Type
Ecclesiastical: church
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Kiltarlity And Convinth
NGR
NH 49744 43928
Coordinates
249744, 843928

Description

The monument consists of the remains of the sixteenth century parish church of Kiltarlity, which may have succeeded an earlier one on the same site.

The dedication is said to have been to Thalargus (Talorgan) or, according to another account to "Tarrail". It is situated in an old graveyard on the S bank of the River Beauly. The rectangular church measures 19.1m E-W by 8.4m over walls 0.9m thick. The walling is a mixture of random masonry roughly coursed with rubble.

The gables are approximately 4m high, while the side walls stand to a maximum of 2.5m. The gables have opposed square-headed windows with segmental rear arches. The W gable has a plain window (now blocked) on the upper level. There are two entrances on the S side and a window. A small credence niche is located in the SW corner.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular, extending 2m from the exterior walls of the church and measuring a maximum of 23.1m E-W by 12.4m N-S, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance as a good example of a sixteenth/seventeenth century church. Its importance is enhanced by the likelihood that it overlies the buried remains of an earlier thirteenth-century building (dedicated to the Pictish Saint Talorgan), the church of 'Kyntarlargyn.' The monument provides built evidence and has the potential to provide further evidence through excavation for ecclesiastical architecture, parish organisation, burial practices and material culture during the medieval and early modern period.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NH 44 SE 1.

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