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Gaelic Chapel, The Paye, Cromarty

A Category B Listed Building in Cromarty, Highland

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Latitude: 57.6793 / 57°40'45"N

Longitude: -4.0337 / 4°2'1"W

OS Eastings: 278825

OS Northings: 867308

OS Grid: NH788673

Mapcode National: GBR J8DF.C1Y

Mapcode Global: WH4FM.07HV

Plus Code: 9C9QMXH8+PG

Entry Name: Gaelic Chapel, The Paye, Cromarty

Listing Name: The Paye, Gaelic Chapel Graveyard and Graveyard Wall

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 359502

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB23706

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200359502

Location: Cromarty

County: Highland

Town: Cromarty

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Cromartyshire

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1783. Symmetrical rectangular church roofless, with long
north and south elevations. 2 stage tower at east; low
entrance with chamfered angles projects at west. Thinly
harled red rubble, with polished ashlar dressings and
margins, belfry stage of tower in cherry pointed squared
rubble, and ashlar angle margins. Main body of church 4 bays,
south elevation 2 tall central round headed windows, 1 window
to ground and gallery in outer bays. North elevation, 3 blind
windows to ground floor, 3 gallery windows. Tower, splayed
angles to both stages round headed door on south 4 round
headed keyblocked openings in belfry, tall bellcast and
facetted slate roof. Drystone dyke surrounds graveyard, which
has late 18th, 19th and 20th century stones.

Statement of Interest


1783. Built at sole expense of George Ross of Cromarty for

the influx of Gaelic speaking people who came to English

speaking Cromarty to work as a result of the Highland


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