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Strachur, Kilmaglash Parish Church And Sculptured Stones

Carved Stone(S) (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Strachur, Kilmaglash Parish Church And Sculptured Stones

Classification Carved Stone(S) (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Strachur And Stachlachlan Parish Church; Strachur Kirk; Kilmolash Church; Strachur Loft; Kilmaglas Church; War Memorials

Canmore ID 23376

Site Number NN00SE 10

NGR NN 09576 01530

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NN00SE 10.00 09576 01530

(NN 0956 0154) Kilmaglash (NR)

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

NN00SE 10.01 09590 01545 Burial Ground

NN00SE 10.02 09576 01571 Burial Ground Extension

NN00SE 10.03 09548 01581 Burial Ground Extension

For Strachur Cemetery see NN00SE 44

The name of Strachur church is Kilmolash, later corrupted to Kilmoglash. This suggests a dedication to St Molaise. The circular form of the old burial ground is indicative of an early Celtic site, and the fact that the church stands on a mound may mean that there are earlier foundations beneath. The medieval scupltured stones built into the wall of the church, which was built in 1789, came from Chapelverna (NN10SW 1).

M Paterson 1970; G Hay 1957.

Eleven scupltured stones are built into the wall of the church, which is still in use. Other than a small stretch of curvilinear bank to the SE of the church, there is no evidence to suggest an early Celtic site. Unable to verify dedication.

Visited by OS (D W R) 28 February 1973.


N.B. This reference applies collectively to NN00SE 10.00, NN00SE 10.01, NN00SE 10.02, NN00SE 10.03 .

Address: Strachur, Kilmaglash Parish Church, Burial Ground and Burial Ground Extensions, Strachur, Cairndow

Postcode: PA27 8DG

Status: In current use for burials

Size: Burial ground: 0.20 hectares, 0.50 acres; Burial ground extension (10.02): 0.08 hectares, 0.20 acres; Burial ground extension (10.03): 0.06 hectares, 0.14 acres


Number of gravestones: 263

Earliest gravestone: 1781

Most recent gravestone: 2002

Description: Church with sculptured stones and grave slab; burial ground associated with a church consisting of circular burial ground surrounding church, with burial enclosure and two burial ground extensions adjacent.

Data Sources: OS MasterMap checked 21 September 2005; Graveyard Recording Form dated 17 March 2003


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