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TITLE
Grave stone built into the wall of Dunnet Church
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH2_1987_87103009
PLACENAME
Dunnet
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Dunnet
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13236
KEYWORDS
Grave stone built into the wall of Dunnet Church

Located 3.5 miles south of Dunnet Head, a grave stone set into the wall of Dunnet Church.

References to St Mary's Parish Church are known from as far back as the 13th century and there are pre-16th century gravestones in the churchyard. It undoubtedly has pre-reformation origins and the cartographer, Timothy Pont, was a notable minister here in 1610.

The church is assumed to have been dedicated to St Mary from the fact that the main fair was held on the Tuesday after Marymas, 15th August, on the Marymas Green.

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Grave stone built into the wall of Dunnet Church

CAITHNESS: Dunnet

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

Located 3.5 miles south of Dunnet Head, a grave stone set into the wall of Dunnet Church.<br /> <br /> References to St Mary's Parish Church are known from as far back as the 13th century and there are pre-16th century gravestones in the churchyard. It undoubtedly has pre-reformation origins and the cartographer, Timothy Pont, was a notable minister here in 1610.<br /> <br /> The church is assumed to have been dedicated to St Mary from the fact that the main fair was held on the Tuesday after Marymas, 15th August, on the Marymas Green.