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Cill an Ailein,chapel & burial ground

A Scheduled Monument in Oban South and the Isles, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.5377 / 56°32'15"N

Longitude: -5.9934 / 5°59'36"W

OS Eastings: 154577

OS Northings: 745552

OS Grid: NM545455

Mapcode National: GBR CCLF.MHY

Mapcode Global: WGZDD.XY50

Entry Name: Cill an Ailein,chapel & burial ground

Scheduled Date: 17 January 1985

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4353

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: burial ground, cemetery, graveyard

Location: Kilninian and Kilmore

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises the remains of a chapel and its burial ground and the gravestones in it, in an area measuring 60m north-south by up to 55m east-west or thereabouts bounded by the outer face of burial ground boundary.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The chapel is of national importance as part of the closely linked network of churches and chapels in Mull and Islay which has a major contribution to make to the theme of imposition in the 13th century of a rigid parochial system on a previously fluid church organisation based on a Scandanavian model. The Northern Isles and Kintyre also display elements important to this theme, but Kintyre lacks the precursors to the parochial system while the N Isles have comparatively little surviving evidence of medieval ecclesiastical structures.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NM54NW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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