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Roybridge, St Margaret's Roman Catholic Church

Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Roybridge, St Margaret's Roman Catholic Church

Classification Church (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Roy Bridge; Roman Catholic Church Of St Margaret

Canmore ID 108163

Site Number NN28SE 25

NGR NN 26994 81424

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmonivaig
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

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St. Margaret's Church (RC), Reginald Fairlie, 1929 One of a distinctive group of buildings designed by Fairlie for Roman Catholic communities in the West Highlands, it replaced a chapel of 1826. Fairlie's trademarks are functional simplicity in a simple, unadorned gothic style. St. Margaret's appears less austere than some, with walls of beautifully pinned pink and grey granite and the porch rising as a campanile; the scale and grouping with the presbytery, a late 19th-century villa, lend it an intimacy absent in later works.

[Roybridge centres around a small pocket of catholicism which has prevailed, as in parts of Moidart and Morar, because of the catholicism of its chiefs or feudal superiors. In this case it was the Gordons, who protected the Macdonells and the Mackintoshes because they were catholics too.]

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

Archaeology Notes

NN28SE 25 26994 81424

St Margaret's Church [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, November 2009.

Location formerly entered as NN 2710 8142.

For adjoining (to E) Presbytery (Chapel House), see NN28SE 28.

Architecture Notes

Architect: Reginal Fairlie 1929

NMRS Photographs

W Schomberg Scott Manuscripts MS/908 Acc No 1997/39

2 photographs, exterior and interior.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

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