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Kirkton,Craignish Old Parish Church and tombstones

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.1541 / 56°9'14"N

Longitude: -5.5789 / 5°34'43"W

OS Eastings: 177829

OS Northings: 701479

OS Grid: NM778014

Mapcode National: GBR DDLG.5C8

Mapcode Global: WH0HP.8LN2

Entry Name: Kirkton,Craignish Old Parish Church and tombstones

Scheduled Date: 18 June 1937

Last Amended: 2 August 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM285

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Crosses and carved stones: tombstone; Ecclesiastical: chapel

Location: Craignish

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The church is roofless, apart from a shelter protecting the carved stones at the west end, and measures 14.5 by 6.1m, within walls 0.9m thick. It appears to date from the early 13th century, but the

masonry has been heavily repointed and most of the openings repaired

in the 19th century and in 1926. A collection of carved gravestones dating from the Early Christian period to the 16th century has been gathered together inside the church. These, and the church itself

are described in the accompanying documentation. The area to be scheduled includes the church, the ground within it and the ground extending for 2m around it, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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