MHG9233 - Lochalsh Parish Church, Kirkton


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

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See also: NG82NW0039 Burial ground
JHooper, 10/12/2001

NG82NW 7 8290 2722.

(NG 8290 2722) Church (NAT)

The parish church of Lochalsh, erected in 1641 and and repaired in 1766. A predecessor, dedicated to St. Comgan was burnt down in the 15th c.
One old grave in the crowded burial ground surrounding the church is covered by a flagstone showing a warrior with his hands folded over the belt of his sword.
D Macpherson 1958; S Gordon 1935; W J Watson 1910.

The present church, a plain rectangular building with round arched windows, is still in use.
No information could be found to suggest it was on the site of the earlier church.
c. 10.0m S of SE corner of the church is the cover-stone mentioned above.
Visited by OS (R L) 21 September 1966.

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Grid reference Centred NG 8290 2722 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG82NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish LOCHALSH

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