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Craignish, Old Parish Church

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned), Font (Period Unassigned), Grave Slab(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Craignish, Old Parish Church

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned), Font (Period Unassigned), Grave Slab(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Ardfern, Kilmory Chapel; Kirkton Chapel; St Maelrubha's Chapel; Cill Mairi

Canmore ID 22581

Site Number NM70SE 3

NGR NM 77826 01480

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Craignish
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll


Field Visit (13 October 1971)

As described. Name confirmed.

Visited by OS (RD) 13 October 1971.

Desk Based Assessment (1971)

NM70SE 3.00 77826 01480

NM70SE 3.01 NM 7781 0145 Cottages

NM70SE 3.02 NM 77826 01480 Cross slab

(NM 7782 0148) Chapel (NR) (In Ruins)

(Cill Mairi) (NAT) Burial Ground (NAT)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1900)

St Maelrubha's Chapel, Kilmory, Kilmory, Kirkton, (HBD No. 11) is of uncertain date, possibly c. 1200. It is rubble-walled, oblong, gabled and roofless. There are two splayed round-headed lancet windows in the S wall, one in the N, a couplet on E, and a doorway at SW. The floor is grass-grown and there are ancient grave-slabs, font etc.

The church and churchyard probably conceal all traces of an earlier site (Campbell and Sandeman 1964).

Called Kilmorow in 1580, Kilmolruy and Kilmorie in 1626, Kilmory was the ancient name of Craignish.

H Scott et al 1915-61; M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964; W J Watson 1926.

Information from OS.


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