A survey of the medieval parish church site at Kilmaluag on the northern end of the Trotternish peninsula was carried out in May 2007, as part of PhD research on the late medieval church in the Hebrides by Sarah E Thomas. A 1:50 scale plan was drawn of the church. The church is orientated E/W and measures 13 x 6.5m externally with an internal area of 52.64m2. The only wall standing is the W gable wall which stands to its entire height including the finial and is 0.90m thick. However, it appears that the W wall has been substantially rebuilt at some point. There are visible foundations on the N and S ends of the W wall. These foundations extend about 0.25m on either end of the W wall. Sections of the E and S walls are visible as grassed-over turf banks with occasional courses of walling visible. The surviving section of the east wall stands to a maximum height of 1m and at the base it is c1m wide. Subsequent research has revealed that the W wall was rebuilt in order to house a memorial tablet to the men of Kilmaluag who died in the First World War, unveiled in July 1925. <1>
Text/Publication/Article: Thomas, S. E. 207. 'Kilmaluag, Highland (Kilmuir parish), PhD research on the late medieval church in the Hebrides', Discovery Excav Scot, New Series, vol. 12. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 117. Online. pp. 117. [Mapped features: #10015 ; #10016 ]
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St. Molaug's Church, Kilmaluag
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MHG5207St. Moluag's Church and Burial Ground, Kilmaluag (Monument)
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