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Skye, Kilmore, Sleat Parish Church

Church (19th Century), Church (17th Century), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Skye, Kilmore, Sleat Parish Church

Classification Church (19th Century), Church (17th Century), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) War Memorial Plaques

Canmore ID 99415

Site Number NG60NE 18

NGR NG 65736 06941

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/99415

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Sleat
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Sleat Parish Church, John Mackenzie, 1876-7 Another lancetted hall of note for its interior, which retains original furnishings of high quality. Brass uplighters illuminate the pews, and the gallery is supported by two timber columns carved with angels' heads. The pulpit is flanked by a pair of impressive sculptural monuments: on the left, commemorating Sir James Macdonald, the earliest known work of James Byres of Tonley, 1766, 'elegantly executed at Rome' and transferred here from the old church, where it had been erected by 1768. On the right, commemorating Godfrey, Lord Macdonald, a monument by Davidson, 1877, similar to Byres's design, with a coat of arms and other carvings in high relief, plus a long inscription.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

Architecture Notes

NG60NE Grid Ref.: NG 65736 06941

Source: O/S Map 1:10,560 1st Edition, 1966.

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

National Archives of Scotland.

Report on the condition of the Parish Church by P. MacBey, Architect, Elgin. The building bears the date 1681 and is now in such poor condition he considers money should not be spend on it.

1874 GD 221/15/2

Report on the Church of Sleat.

Report on Lord Macdonald's Estate by Dr. Macleod and another.

The writer comments that the Church was completely fitted up and repaired in 1820 for 300 pounds. He suggests that a small belfry be added.

1829 GD 221/121/page 209

Repairs to Church of Sleat.

note of sums spent.

Factor's Accounts.

1856-1857 GD 221/26

Elevations and plans 'for a Plain Church to hold 600 persons'.

Ground and gallery plans with sketched elevations on each side North and South.

Signed Wardrop and Reid, 19 St Andrews Square, Edinburgh.

(?1874) GD 221/15/2

Proposal to build a new Church at Sleat.

Letter to Thomas Brodie W.S. D.Macdonald, Tomore.

He sends a copy of a letter from Alexander Macdonald who raises the question of the Presbytery insisting upon a new church.

Site for the proposed Free Church of Sleat.

Description of the site.

1856 GD 221/30/12

1874 GD 221/15/2

The making of Communion Tables for the Church of Sleat.

Payment to carpenter of 3.19.9 pounds.

1861 GD 221/134/3/page 53.

Proposal to build a new Church at Sleat. Letter from the Rev. R. Morrison, Presbytery Clerk, to Mr D. Macdonald, Tomore. He believes that a new Church is required but is willing to accept a reputable architect's opinion on the present building.

1874 GD 221/15/2

NMRS REFERENCE:

Skye, Sleat Church.

Report on the Church of Scotland buildings at Kilmore, Sleat 1929. - Photocopy of text.

Not located at time of upgrade, 20.11. 2000.

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