St Martin's Chapel, Wick

Grid reference

ND 335 418 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

333500 941800

Latitude

58.359952272275976

Longitude

-3.1366072237732485

Altitude (metres)

45

County

Caithness

Nearby places

St Cuthbert's Church, Wick (5.22 miles)

St Ninian's Chapel, Wick (5.8 miles)

St Fergus' Well, Wick (5.93 miles)

Wick, parish (5.99 miles)

St Fergus' Church, Wick (5.99 miles)

Object Classification

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

In 1726 the parish minister, Mr Oliphant, recorded, 'the house of Ulbster, and betwixt it and the sea side stands a chappell called St. Martines Chappell now erected into a tomb and is the burial place of the family of Ulbster' (Geog. Coll. i, 160). The mausoleum built on the site appears to have been built circa 1700 (NMRS), but a Pictish cross-slab suggests much earlier occupation by possible ecclesiastical building(s).

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Wick, parish