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Jura, Inverlussa, Killchianaig

Cemetery (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Jura, Inverlussa, Killchianaig

Classification Cemetery (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 38647

Site Number NR68NW 1

NGR NR 6447 8706

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NR68NW 1 6447 8706.

(NR 6447 8706) Killchianaig (NAT)

OS 6" map (1900)

This name applies to an enclosed burial ground about 3/4 mile S of Ardlussa.

Name Book 1878

Kilchianaig graveyard is typical of burying places now on the sites of former Celtic churches.

D Budge 1960

There was a chapel of St Catan on Jura.

H Scott 1923

There are no visible remains of a chapel and the burial-ground, which is of oblong plan, is enclosed by a wall of 19th-

century date. The earliest identifiable memorial is a small roughly-shaped cruciform stone of local slate, 1.02m in

height, which now serves as a headstone. The shaft tapers towards the head, where it has a width of 0.23m, while the

maximum width across the arms is 0.40m; the base of the shaft is tapered for fixing into the ground. This stone is

probably of medieval date. The earliest inscribed stone now visible is a recumbent slab of slate commemorating Malkum

Buie, who died in 1746. There are also a number of headstones of local slate.

The chapel appears to have been dedicated to a saint bearing the Irish name Cianag.

Visited August 1974


Kilchianaig (local spelling) graveyard is enclosed by a modern wall and is still in use. The earliest dated graveslabs are plain and undecorated, of the mid to late 18th century. There are no visible remains of a chapel, but it is traditionally believed that one existed here.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (JB) 11 May 1978


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