MHG52555 - Possible site of St Maelrubha's Chapel


There is a strong local tradition of an early medieval chapel or cell connected with St Maelrubha in the Lochcarron area. Several possible locations have been identified.

Type and Period (3)

  • CELL (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
  • CHAPEL (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
  • CHURCH (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

There is a strong local tradition that there was an early church site, possibly founded by St Maelrubha, in the Lochcarron area. Watson (1904) identifies a possible location around Eas An Temapuil (waterfall of the church/temple). A nearby burn is known as Allt an-t-Sagairt (burn of the priest). There is also a tradition linking this early chapel to Lochcarron Church. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NG 93 41 (4404m by 965m) (4 map features)
Map sheet NG94SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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