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TITLE
Grave stones, Dunnet Church, Dunnet
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH2_1987_87103013
PLACENAME
Dunnet
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Dunnet
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13237
KEYWORDS
cemetery
cemeteries
graveyard
graveyards
Grave stones, Dunnet Church, Dunnet

Located 3.5 miles south of Dunnet Head.

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 stones, Dunnet Church, Dunnet

CAITHNESS: Dunnet

1980s

cemetery; cemeteries; graveyard; graveyards

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

Located 3.5 miles south of Dunnet Head.<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.