Banchar.

 

Chapel within the Parish of: Kingussie.

OS Ref: NN705989   RCAHMS No: NN79NW 4

Known as Cladh Bhri'd (St Bridget's) the site of this chapel is just traceable within the graveyard at Benchar, Newtonmore.

The name leads one to conclude that there was a 'banchor' or place of learning here in the days of the Early Church. This is backed by the fact that the valley leading north-west from Newtonmore, although it carries the River Calder, is named Glen Banchor.

This is the burial place of the family of Macpherson of Glenbanchor.

 

The site of the chapel looking south-east.

 

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