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Latitude: 57.6255 / 57°37'31"N
Longitude: -3.0217 / 3°1'18"W
OS Eastings: 339076
OS Northings: 859962
OS Grid: NJ390599
Mapcode National: GBR L8XK.LJ8
Mapcode Global: WH7KP.KL9L
Plus Code: 9C9RJXGH+58
Entry Name: Dawson Mausoleum, Chapelford
Listing Name: Chapelford, St Ninian's Burial Ground, Chapel and Dawson Mausoleum
Listing Date: 24 March 1988
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332209
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1544
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde
Traditional County: Banffshire
Rectangular rubble walled burial ground. Entrance in NE angle
flanked by square ashlar gatepiers with shallow pyramidal
caps and linked by ashlar overthrow with apex cross; pair
Rectangular mortuary chapel (W G Brander, architect, Clochan, Banffshire, 1955), incorporated in E angle of burial ground
wall. Harled, ashlar dressings. Round-headed entrance in
centre W gable with double-leaf plank doors. Crowstepped
gables; cross finial at W apex. Re-set datestone of 1687.
DAWSON MAUSOLEUM: Reginald Fairlie, architect, 1939.
Octagonal; rubble with tooled and polished ashlar dressings;
small gabled projection at E, recessed entrance at W with
roll-moulded projection at E, recessed entrance at W with
roll-moulded, semi-octagonal frame; double-leaf plank doors;
small square-headed lights with lattice-pane glazing in each
face. Piended octagonal graded Banffshire slate roof with
lead apex cross.
17th century and subsequent tomb stones. Also white marble
Celtic memorial cross heavily decorated with interlacing
Early Roman Catholic church site. Ruined chapel known to have
existed in 1602 and another built in 1687. Presumably the
datestone from this church is that now set in chapel wall.
Desecrated by soldiers in 1728 and abandoned, though the
slates were re-used to re-roof St Ninian's, Tynet in 1787.
White marble Celtic cross commemorates Bishop Nicholson first
Vicar Apostolic of Scotland who died in 1718 and 26 priests
buried within the grave yard.