MHG5745 - Possible chapel site, Kilmartin Burial Ground


A raised area in the centre of the burial ground which is thought to represent the remains of a possible chapel.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Kilmartin (Burial Ground) (NAT)
OS 6"map, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1903)

Kilmartin: Name applies to an old graveyard. There are a number of ruins where the old church or chapel is supposed to have stood, but nothing is known about it in the neighbourhood.
Name Book 1878.

There was a chapel to St. Martin at Kilmartin (RCAHMS 1928) and where Kilmartin is named a church is possibly shown (M Martin 1934).
Information from OS (C F W) 10 November 1960.

A long-disused and turf-covered raised stone path leads from near the present gateway into the burial ground, directly towards a green mound near the centre, ending at its foot. The mound is occupied by a family burial enclosure of dry stone walling, 6.0m square, which doubtless occupies the site of the chapel, of which no trace could be found.
Visited by OS (A S P) 25 April 1961.

Photographs of the raised area mentioned above were submitted to the HER in February 2010 by Martin Briscoe. <1>

The 25'' First and Second edition Ordnance Survey maps show a building within a square enclosure. The location of these features has been estimated in relation to the feature currently mapped on OS Mastermap. <2><3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 48708 66865 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG46NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

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