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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 700782

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS43NE 1 49292 37387

NS43NE 5 c. 4930 3738 Martyr's Grave

(NS 4929 3738) Loudon Kirk (NR) (remains of)

OS 6" map (1970)

A charter was given by the wife of Sir George Campbell of Loudon in 1451 to support a chapel, the ruins of which are still seen at Loudon Kirk.

NSA 1845 (N Macleod)

Loudon Kirk (SDD List 1962) is dated by Macgibbon and Ross to the 13th-mid 14th century. It is now completely ruinous. The choir was fitted up in the 17th century as a burial vault which was restored in 1898 by the Marquis of Bute. The W gable of the church is almost entire, but the side walls are demolished.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887

Scott states that the parish church was transferred to Newmilns (NS 537 373) in 1738.

H Scott 1920

The W gable of Loudoun Kirk remains entire, while the vault, which is roofed, is in good condition and bears a panel dated 1662. The interior of the church is used as a part of the graveyard.

Visited by OS (JLD) 14 August 1956

As described, except that the dated panel was not seen; it may be ivy-covered.

Visited by OS (JRL) 7 July 1982

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