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Quoad Sacra Church

Church (19th Century)

Site Name Quoad Sacra Church

Classification Church (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Camas Liathach

Canmore ID 87557

Site Number NG80NE 6

NGR NG 87350 05920

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Glenelg (Skye And Lochalsh)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG80NE 6 8735 0592

Church depicted as roofed on OS 1st ed. map of Inverness-shire (Mainland sheet 78, 1876).

Information from RCAHMS (KM) 26 October 1995.

NG 873 059 On the E shore of Barrisdale bay, Loch Hourn is the roofless shell of a building, whose side walls and gables still stand to their original height. Named Quoad Sacra church according to the First Edition OS Map where it was shown as roofed, it measures 13.0m N-S by 3.8m transversly within mortared walls of semi-dressed stone, plastered on the inner face, 0.7m thick, sidewalls 2.5m and gables about 4m high.

Lying on the ground in the interior are the cast-iron side frames of combined seat and desk units, possibly indicating that the structure may have been used as a school at some time.

Full report with NMRS.

R C Callander 1995.


Reference (1876 - 1878)

'A "meeting-house" in connection with the Quoad-Sacra Chapel at Inverie, in Knoydart, in which the minister of that Church officiates every third or fourth Sunday'.

OS Name Book Inverness-shire No. 27, p.164


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