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Iona, Cill Chainnich

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Iona, Cill Chainnich

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) St Cainneach's Chapel; Cladh Chainnich

Canmore ID 21642

Site Number NM22SE 33

NGR NM 284 242

NGR Description NM c. 284 242

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilfinichen And Kilvickeon
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM22SE 33 c. 284 242

(Area: NM 284 242) Cill Chainnich and Cladh Chainnich, the Chapel and Burial Ground of St Cainnech, a contemporary of Columba, stood close to the site of the present parish church.

The foundations were removed some years before 1857, in which year only a few tombstones remained.

W Reeves 1857; A Ritchie and E Ritchie 1934.

There is no evidence of the earlier church. One tombstone of the former burial ground rests against the present church.

Visited by OS (JP) 8 June 1972.

An early Christian cross-incised stone, found in reuse near the manse, and now in the Abbey Museum (see NM22SE 5.01, no.9), is believed to be from the former burial-ground of Cill Chainnech.

I Fisher 2001.

Activities

Field Visit (8 June 1972)

There is no evidence of the earlier church. One tombstone of the former burial ground rests against the present church.

Visited by OS (JP) 8 June 1972.

Field Visit (April 1996 - May 1996)

The chapel and burial ground of St Cainneach, a contemporary of St Columba, stood close to the site of the present parish church. The foundations were removed some years before 1857, in which year only a few tombstones remained.

(ION96 089)

Information from NTS (SCS) January 2016

Aerial Photography (2 June 1997)

Reference (2001)

An early Christian cross-incised stone, found in reuse near the manse, and now in the Abbey Museum (see NM22SE 5.01, no.9), is believed to be from the former burial-ground of Cill Chainnech.

I Fisher 2001.

Archaeological Evaluation (July 2005)

The Glebe Field, Iona. Archaeological evaluation in Argyll and Bute by GUARD

Reference

(Area: NM 284 242) Cill Chainnich and Cladh Chainnich, the Chapel and Burial Ground of St Cainnech, a contemporary of Columba, stood close to the site of the present parish church.

The foundations were removed some years before 1857, in which year only a few tombstones remained.

W Reeves 1857; A Ritchie and E Ritchie 1934.

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