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Blaich Church Of Scotland

Church (19th Century), Cottage (19th Century)

Site Name Blaich Church Of Scotland

Classification Church (19th Century), Cottage (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Former Cottage

Canmore ID 108420

Site Number NN07NE 14

NGR NN 05258 77089

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/108420

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Ardgour
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll

Recording Your Heritage Online

An interesting assortment of traditional croft houses is still to be found along Ardgour's steep-sided, tree-fringed shoreline to north and south east of the Narrows, though many lie abandoned today. At the foot of Meall Ruadh,Gorston (Goirtean) Cottage is a good example of the mid-19th-century Lochaber type, its rounded angles squared off at the wallhead to support a steep-piended slate roof in lieu of thatch. Along Loch Eil's once heavily crofted southern shore, a harled and slated cottage, dated 1817, at Blaich has been adapted as a matchbox-sized Church of

Scotland Mission Hall (latterly shared with the Free Church), its pointed door and flanking windows the only external hint.

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

Site Management (10 October 1996)

Single storey, 3-bay north facing cottage converted as church. Harled rubble with boulder footings. Centre pointed-headed door with flanking pointed headed windows, all probably altered to present form when building became a church. 3 symmetrical windows in rear elevation, the outer windows slapped for church. 4-pane glazing; end stacks; slate roof.

Interior: simple interior, two thirds as church and small room in eastern portion of building.

Single storey, 3-bay north facing cottage converted as church. Harled rubble with boulder footings. Centre pointed-headed door with flanking pointed headed windows, all probably altered to present form when building became a church. 3 symmetrical windows in rear elevation, the outer windows slapped for church. 4-pane glazing; end stacks; slate roof.

Interior: simple interior, two thirds as church and small room in eastern portion of building. (Historic Environment Scotland List Entry)

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