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St Blane's Chapel

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.3789 / 56°22'43"N

Longitude: -4.2728 / 4°16'22"W

OS Eastings: 259749

OS Northings: 723050

OS Grid: NN597230

Mapcode National: GBR 0Z.202L

Mapcode Global: WH3LK.BXLR

Entry Name: St Blane's Chapel

Scheduled Date: 2 November 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5434

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: chapel

Location: Balquhidder

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument consists of the remains of a medieval chapel dedicated to St Blane.

The rectangular chapel, orientated E-W is situated on a small projection on the S shore of Loch Earn. It survives as turf-covered stone footings (0.6-0.7m high). The chapel walls are clearly defined and indicate a building with exterior dimensions of 14.3m by 6.8m over walls 1m thick. The walls are of plain undressed masonry of dry-stone construction. Part of the S wall, possibly containing the entrance is gone. There are two embedded stones lying to the E of the chapel in line with the S wall.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular measuring a maximum of 30m E-W by 20m N-S to be centred on the chapel, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as it is a chapel of medieval date which may occupy an earlier prehistoric site. As such it has the potential to contribue to our understanding of pre-christian ritual beliefs, early medieval ecclesiastical architecture and material culture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 52 SE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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