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Kilmodan Church, Burial Ground

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

Site Name Kilmodan Church, Burial Ground

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

Alternative Name(s) Clachan Of Glendaruel

Canmore ID 39961

Site Number NR98SE 4

NGR NR 99519 84165

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NR98SE 4.00 99519 84165

NR98SE 4.01 99484 84147 Marshall Barr Lapidarium

For Kilmodan Church see NR98SE 5

For Kilmodan Cemetery see NR98SE 21

(NR 9948 8414) Sculptured Stones (NR)

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

There are several sculptured gravestones in the parish churchyard of Kilmodan. The sculpturing consists of a monk in the attitude of prayer, a knight in full armour, skull crossbones, and various other objects, partially obliterated. They were removed at various times from the old burying ground of St Modan (NS08SW 4).

Name Book 1866

Nine W of Scotland sculptured slabs have been relocated from under the turf one with an inscription.

I Christian 1969

The nine sculptured slabs of medieval date are now on display in a small building at the SW corner of the churchyard. The inscribed stone is dated 1636.

Visited by OS (DWR) 21 November 1972


This reference applies collectively to NR98SE 4.00 and NR98SE 4.01

Address: Kilmodan Church Burial Ground and Marshall Barr Lapidarium,

Postcode: PA22 3AA

Status: Closed for burials but maintained

Size: 0.29 hectares, 0.72 acres


Number of gravestones: Not known

Earliest gravestone: 1717

Most recent gravestone: 1999

Description: Burial ground associated with a church, lapidarium/burial aisle

Data Sources: OS MasterMap checked 20 September 2005; Graveyard Recording Form dated 17 March 2003


Field Visit (14 September 1942)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.


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