MHG17222 - Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Finnan, Glenfinnan


A prominent and well-detailed Gothic church by architect, Edward Welby Pugin, and a major example of a Roman Catholic Church in the area. Dated 1873-74.

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  • ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (Built, 19th Century - 1873 AD to 1874 AD)

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Architect: E. Welby Pugin. Consecrated 1870

The building is by Edward Welby Pugin, 1873-4. A symmetrical 5-bay nave and aisle Gothic church, with lower chancel and single-storey, square-plan porch and tower base to E; prominently set on hillside overlooking Loch Shiel. <1> A full architectural description is available in Historic Scotland's listed building report.

The church was listed with the belfry at Category B in 1971.

Photographs were submitted to the HER in September 2010 by Martin Briscoe, taken from the loch. <2>

Photographs were contributed by Martin Briscoe in July 2011 via the Highland HER Flickr group. <3>

Martin Briscoe has submitted photographs of this site to the Highland HER Flickr group. <4>

The listing description was updated by Historic Scotland in 2012. <5>

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Grid reference Centred NM 90351 80830 (24m by 28m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM98SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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