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Nereabolls Northern Churchyard, Islay

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

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Latitude: 55.7083 / 55°42'29"N

Longitude: -6.4186 / 6°25'6"W

OS Eastings: 122541

OS Northings: 654948

OS Grid: NR225549

Mapcode National: GBR BFJM.JSR

Mapcode Global: WGYH4.CSS9

Entry Name: Nereabolls Northern Churchyard, Islay

Scheduled Date: 17 October 1963

Last Amended: 3 June 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM272

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: chapel

Location: Kilchoman

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This monument consists of the remains of a medieval chapel and burial ground.

The chapel is built into the slope with numerous terraces of several periods allowing burials down the slope. This gives the west gable an external height of approximately 2m. There is no visible trace of the east end of the church and the north and south walls are evident only by their footings at the west end. There are three late medieval grave slabs (one very worn) lying near the west gable.

When originally scheduled in 1963, only the cross head and shaft, which are now in the Museum of Islay Life, were included in the designation. This revision incorporates the other visible remains.

The area to be scheduled is defined by the inner face of the walls of the burial ground. Excluded from the scheduling are the boundary walls and those lairs where burial rights still exist. The area to be scheduled measures 80m N-S by 30m E-W at its greatest extent and is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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