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Kilchoman Old Parish Church. Aerial view of Church, graveyard and manse.

AG 8521

Description Kilchoman Old Parish Church. Aerial view of Church, graveyard and manse.

Date 1977

Catalogue Number AG 8521

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 416801, SC 1683082

Scope and Content Aerial view of Kilchoman Church, Islay There has been a parish church in Kilchoman since medieval times. Little is known of any earlier buildings on the site, though repairs are recorded in 1730 and 1789-91. The present church was built in 1825-7 after its predecessor was condemned as unsafe. The church consists of a two-storeyed rectangular main block, with a three-storeyed tower on its north gable wall. The internal layout of the church is typical of the late 19th century, with a gallery overlooking bench-pews facing the pulpit. The church is presently in a poor state of repair and has not been used for worship since 1977. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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