MHG11563 - St. Trolla's Chapel


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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAPEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

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NC90NW0056 Graveyard
J Aitken : 20/01/03
NC90NW 7 9221 0742.

(NC 9221 0742) Supposed site of St Trolla's Chapel. (NR)
OS 6"map, Sutherland, 1st ed., (1879)

Kintradwell - old form probably Cill Trollen, derived from chapel erected here in remote times. Dedicated to a nun said to have come from Achaia with Saint Regulus and canonised as St Trollen or Trollhena of the Sagas, St Tredwen, Triduan, and Tredwell of other writers and Scottish hagiologists. J MacKay 1894.

At Kintradwell it is said there was chapel dedicated to St Trullen, but its site cannot now be traced. H Morrison 1883.

"I cannot agree that name Kintradwell indicates anything ecclesiastical. The prefix 'Kil' is not known to be transformed into 'Kin'. Besides, the name Kintradwell is of quite recent date, certainly not more than 40 years old; prior to this the name of the farm was Kentrulla, which is yet in Gaelic and which described well the position of the spot - 'the head of the bay'.
L Tait 1870.

St Trolla's Chapel - Applied to supposed site of Saint Trolla's Chapel situated a short distance to south of Kintradwell Mansion House. Nothing appears to be known about the date of this chapel's erection, neither when disused. Name Book 1873.

There is nothing to be seen at the spot indicated by siting symbol on OS 6" plan as the supposed site of St Trolla's Chapel. No further information regarding this chapel was encountered.
Visited by OS (W D J) 3 April 1962.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9220 0742 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC90NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LOTH

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