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Inverchaolain Church

Church (19th Century)

Site Name Inverchaolain Church

Classification Church (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Parish Church, Kirk

Canmore ID 40444

Site Number NS07NE 2

NGR NS 09095 75301

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS07NE 2.00 09095 75301

NS07NE 2.01 09096 75282 Churchyard

NS07NE 2.02 09095 75323 Churchyard Extension

(NS 0909 7530) Inverchaolain parish church, surrounded by a burial ground, was built in 1812, and is the third church on the same site. The first was built by a man, whose funds ran out, and a part of it remained unslated for many years. Another church was built close to it in 1745, it was pulled down when the present building was erected.

When the foundations were being dug in 1812, several dozen human skulls were found, and near them a few bones of a very large size.

Argyll County Council list (a) a claymore stone (b) an ancient tombstone with a Gaelic inscription and (c) a coping stone from the pre-Reformation church (NS07NE 1) at Inverchaolain church.

NSA 1845; Argyll County Council 1914.

In normal use.

Visited by OS (I A) 27 February 1973.

Architecture Notes


Inverchaolain Kirk.

ARCHITECT: James Gillespie Graham 1807 - not executed.


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