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Chapel and Burial Ground, Orsay, Islay. Photographic copy of survey drawing of Hugh McKay's grave, plan and section. Titled: 'Hugh McKay's grave, Orsay Island, Islay'. Pencil, triplex. Scale 1:20

SC 423562

Description Chapel and Burial Ground, Orsay, Islay. Photographic copy of survey drawing of Hugh McKay's grave, plan and section. Titled: 'Hugh McKay's grave, Orsay Island, Islay'. Pencil, triplex. Scale 1:20

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 423562

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 36819 P

Scope and Content Drawing showing plan and section of Hugh MacKay's grave in burial-ground at chapel on Orsay Island, Islay, Argyll and Bute The small islet of Orsay lies just south-west of the Rhinns peninsula of Islay, opposite the village of Portnahaven. The only buildings on the island are the lighthouse built in 1824-5, and the remains of a medieval chapel and burial-ground. In the north-east corner of the burial-ground is a late medieval tomb, known as 'Hugh MacKay's Grave'. Closely resembling an Irish mortuary-house, this oblong chamber is composed of rubble with clay mortar and a slab-lintel roof covered with loose stones. This drawing shows a plan and a section through the tomb. This illustrates the thickness of the walls, each of which are of the same width as the actual chamber. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 1) RCAHMS

Group Level (551 1/4) National Survey Programmes

>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/1) County Inventory Programme

>>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/1/22) Argyllshire Inventory, Volume 5, Islay, Jura, Colonsay and Oronsay (1984)

>>>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/1/22/1) Islay

>>>>> Item Level (SC 423562) Chapel and Burial Ground, Orsay, Islay. Photographic copy of survey drawing of Hugh McKay's grave, plan and section. Titled: 'Hugh McKay's grave, Orsay Island, Islay'. Pencil, triplex. Scale 1:20

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