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TITLE
Graveyard, Rosemarkie Parish Church
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DONALD_ROSEMARKIE05
PLACENAME
Rosemarkie
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Janine Donald
SOURCE
Janine Donald
ASSET ID
22409
KEYWORDS
churches
cathedrals
saints
Graveyard, Rosemarkie Parish Church

Rosemarkie Parish Church dates from 1821 but was built on the site of the first Cathedral of the Diocese of Ross erected in the 12th century during the reign of David I. Around 1235 it was decided to move the cathedral site to Fortrose.

However, it is said that the cathedral site at Rosemarkie dates back even earlier, to the 6th century, when St Moluag of Lismore, a missionary of the Celtic Church, founded a Christian settlement in the area. He died in 592 and is supposed to be buried at Rosemarkie. Around 716, St. Boniface is said to have taken over the monastery at Rosemarkie. He is remembered in local customs - such as Fortrose's St. Boniface Fair - and place names - such as St. Boniface Well'.

Various Pictish carved stone fragments and cross slabs have been found in the vicinity of the church at Rosemarkie including an impressive Class II cross-slab now on show in Groam House Museum

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Graveyard, Rosemarkie Parish Church

ROSS: Rosemarkie

2000s

churches; cathedrals; saints

Janine Donald

Rosemarkie Parish Church dates from 1821 but was built on the site of the first Cathedral of the Diocese of Ross erected in the 12th century during the reign of David I. Around 1235 it was decided to move the cathedral site to Fortrose. <br /> <br /> However, it is said that the cathedral site at Rosemarkie dates back even earlier, to the 6th century, when St Moluag of Lismore, a missionary of the Celtic Church, founded a Christian settlement in the area. He died in 592 and is supposed to be buried at Rosemarkie. Around 716, St. Boniface is said to have taken over the monastery at Rosemarkie. He is remembered in local customs - such as Fortrose's St. Boniface Fair - and place names - such as St. Boniface Well'.<br /> <br /> Various Pictish carved stone fragments and cross slabs have been found in the vicinity of the church at Rosemarkie including an impressive Class II cross-slab now on show in Groam House Museum