Convinth.

Associated Chapels: Comar (St Baithene).

OS Ref: NH 512375    RCAHMS No: NH53NW 2

Two miles beyond Glackbea and on into Glen Convinth, is the site of the ancient church of Convinth in its burial ground. There was a Pictish stone, said to show a horse and rider, here along with a number of cup-marked stones, but they have all disappeared. They do, however, show that this was a very ancient foundation indeed. This ancient church was dedicated after the Celtic era to St Lawrence, its patron in 1221 being John Bisset, Younger of Lovat, but in the Celtic era it was associated with a companion of St Erchard who is said to have founded it. The present remains are of a church possibly of the 16/17th century.

The approach to the graveyard. Remains of the church.

 

Looking east. The raised mound within the churchyard.

In about 1226 the Parish of Kintarlity was formed out of the parish of Convinth.

The modern place of burial of the Frasers of Lovat is at the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary at Eskadale, built by the family in 1826. Here too are the graves of the Sobieski Stuart brother, John (1795-1872) and Charles (1797-1880) who claimed to be the grandsons of Prince Charles Edward, and called themselves the Counts d'Albany.

 

 

 

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