St Mary's Chapel, Chapelhouses, Meldrum

National Grid Reference (NGR): NJ 81250 29980, map


Address

Meldrum
Aberdeenshire
Scotland

Introduction

This site represents what is believed to have been a Roman Catholic chapel, the remains of which were recorded by the Ordnance Survey in the 1860s. The site today is situated within a small enclosure of mature trees in the middle of a large, flat valley of cultivated fields and pature land. 

The remains of the stone chapel and a small surrounding graveyard were recorded by the Ordnance Survey in the 1860s, measuring 11m by 6m. Less was visible when visited by RCAHMS in 2000 and today the probable mound of the chapel remains can be made out, although not much stonework is evident, likely covered over with vegetation. 


Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 3992
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: RCAHMS NJ82NW 1
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: 19634

Bibliographic References:

NameAuthorDateNotes
The Object Name Book of the Ordnance SurveyOrdnance Survey1867Book 60, p15
The New Statistical Account of Scotland1845Vol. XII, p477