MHG4835 - Trumpan Church and Burial Ground


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Type and Period (1)

  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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NG26SW0021 Graveyard
J Aitken : 10/12/02

NG26SW 3 2249 6121.

(NG 2249 6121) Church (NR) (In Ruins)
OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)

Trumpan Church, now ruinous, orientated E-W and oblong on plan, measures externally 49'9" by 22'10". The N wall stands to a height of about 9' and contains at its W end a small rough arched doorway; only traces of the foundations of the S wall remain. Lying amongst the ruins is a broken stone basin, probably a font. In the churchyard are two late medieval grave-slabs.
Watson (W J Watson 1926) in a very brief reference to St. Connan notes that at Waternish, Skye, there is Cill Chonnain at Trumpan Head. Forbes (A P Forbes 1872) lists S. Conan (ob.648) and notes that he is'honoured amongst the Hebrides' and is said to have been a Bishop of Sodor.
As described above; no further information regarding dedication.
Visited by OS (C F W) 8 January 1961.
A P Forbes 1872; T S Muir 1885; W J Watson 1926; RCAHMS 1928.

A sherd of Medieval green glaze pottery found during restoration is in Skye & Lochalsh Archive Centre (2019), Acc. No. 1988.6. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 2248 6121 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG26SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

Finds (2)

  • FONT (Undated)
  • SHERD (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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