FARR PARISH

 
FARR - Bunahoun (FA-A)

Bunahoun Burial Ground
Strathalladale, Farr
Our code FA-A

Transcribed and photographed by Christine Stokes & Sheila Mackay who visited Bunahoun in June 2003
Our visit to Bunahoun was late in the evening while the sun was setting. Unfortunately in our rush to get back down the strath before it was pitch black a few we missed taking photographs of a few stones. Hope to go back and capture those in 2007

Please note that with all our inscriptions all Mc and Mac names are shown as Mac.

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FARR - Clachan (Bettyhill) (FA-B)

Clachan Churchyard, Bettyhill, is nowadays the Clan Mackay Museum.
Christine Stokes took many photographs here in both 2003 and 2006. Cathy Wagner, Ontario, also took many in 2004 and kindly donated these. Unfortunately we have a quite large number of photographs which I am struggling with hence a number of stones in the oldest section with no photograph. If anyone can donate any of the missing stones in the meantime this would be wonderful.
You will also find many, many photographs here which were not included in earlier transcriptions of this burial ground.
All Mc and Mac names are shown here as Mac

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FARR - Grumbeg (FA-C)
Jun 1, 2003

Grumbeg, Farr
Grumbeg burial ground was a pre-Clearance settlement with roots going back to an even more distant past. Among its 19th century ruins is the remains of a chambered tomb, which is between 4400 and 6000 years old. Situated on the north side of Loch Naver, it is said that there may have been many graves one time but no sign of them now.

Christine Stokes & Sheila Mackay visited here in 2003. The beauty of this lonely place is indescribable but sadly now inhabited only by sheep. Walking through the ruins of the old burial ground is a sad and haunting experience.

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FARR - Melvich (FA-D)
Jun 1, 2005

Kirkton near Melvich Burial Ground (our code FA-D)
This burial ground was photographed by Christine Stokes & Sheila Mackay.
We visited Kirkton Melvich burial ground in June 2005 on a lovely sunny day. After driving through Kirkton farm we found the burial ground which is quite isolated and a long way from the road. It is built on quite a steep slope and quite hard work running up and down the hill taking photographs – even difficult to keep your balance to write! Cannot be an easy spot for undertakers to work – it is still currently in use.

Unusually the previous survey of this burial site by Cowper & Ross does not include a considerable number of stones which relate to people born before 1855 – I hope I do not do them an injustice by saying it must have been the steep hill! Most of those they missed are actually up the hill!

There are a few stones we could not find plus a few which are illegible - perhaps the same? Photographs at end of album

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Farr - Strathy (FA-E)
Jun 1, 2005

Strathy Burial Ground, Farr - (our code FA-E)
This large burial ground was photographed by Christine Stokes & Sheila Mackay during June 2005
Transcribed by Christine Stokes

Strathy burial ground is situated in a lovely spot overlooking the sea, though very hilly! It is a reasonably well looked after cemetery with few badly damaged stones. I have a number of very recent stones from this cemetery which I have not included here.

last updated 30th April 2015

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FARR - Syre (FA-F)
Jun 1, 2003

Syre Church, Strathnaver
Our code FA-F
The corrugated iron church at Syre once formed an interesting architectural grouping with ‘Patrick Sellar’s House’ to the west and the ‘Big Barn’ – a huge sheep-handling shed – to the south. The other buildings have been largely demolished but the little church still stands.

Nearby is the monument to the raising of the 93rd Regiment Sutherland Highlanders.

Opposite this church is a small burial ground which contains mainly modern day stones.
Sheila Mackay and Christine Stokes visited here.

We photographed a few of the older stones.

Note: all Mc and Mac names are shown here as Mac to facilitate easier indexing.

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