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St Michael's Chapel,Kilmichael,Bute

A Scheduled Monument in Cowal, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.8864 / 55°53'10"N

Longitude: -5.2117 / 5°12'42"W

OS Eastings: 199238

OS Northings: 670577

OS Grid: NR992705

Mapcode National: GBR FFH4.ZH4

Mapcode Global: WH1LB.X9FS

Entry Name: St Michael's Chapel,Kilmichael,Bute

Scheduled Date: 26 February 1955

Last Amended: 4 May 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM415

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: chapel

Location: North Bute

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Cowal

Traditional County: Buteshire


The monument consists of the remains of a chapel and a burial ground surrounded by a roughly circular walled enclosure.

The chapel measures internally 5.7m E-W by 3.8m transversely. The walls survive to about 2m in height. There is a doorway in the N wall. The enclosure which surrounds the burial ground is 24m to 26m in diameter. The burial ground is no longer in use, the last burial having been made in 1927.

The area to be scheduled measures 50m E-W by 60m N-S, to include the chapel, graveyard and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the chapel may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of early medieval and medieval religion. The foundation date of the chapel is unknown, but it may have been an early establishment. In addition, substantial remains of a later chapel survive and these incorporate important architectural information.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The site is RCAHMS number NR 97 SE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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