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Cill Mhoire,chapel and burial ground,Upper Kilchattan,Colonsay

A Scheduled Monument in Kintyre and the Islands, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.0827 / 56°4'57"N

Longitude: -6.2174 / 6°13'2"W

OS Eastings: 137712

OS Northings: 695788

OS Grid: NR377957

Mapcode National: GBR CD1M.T36

Mapcode Global: WGYFH.GCKR

Entry Name: Cill Mhoire,chapel and burial ground,Upper Kilchattan,Colonsay

Scheduled Date: 4 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5069

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: chapel; Secular: field system

Location: Colonsay and Oronsay

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire


Remains of chapel and associated enclosure lying some 90m ENE of the Baptist Chapel to the N of the main road. The chapel is represented

by a subrectangular structure, about 7m E-W by 4m N-S within walls of drystone rubble construction, some 0.7m high and 1m thick. A large recumbant slab is laid in the position of an altar at the E end. The chapel is located in a roughly D-shaped enclosure, open on the N, and

in the E forming a scarped platform about 0.7m high. The N and W

areas have been ploughed, and there are other structural remains and

an area of rig and forrow to the W. The scheduled area includes the remains of the chapel and enclosure, contained in an area measuring

110m on the NNE, 60m on the ENE, 100m on the SSE following (but excluding) the line of the fence bordening the road, and 60m on the

WSW, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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