Kirkton Ex St Maelrubha's Chapel & BG

National Grid Reference (NGR): NM 77827 01473, map


Address

Kirkton, Craignish
Argyll
PA31 8QN

Introduction

St. Maelrubha's Chapel is also known as Kilvaree and Craignish Chapel. The chapel is surrounded by an old burial ground, and there is a new burial ground across the lane.

It was possibly built about 1200 or at least 13th century.

St Maelrubbha was a monk from Bangor in Northern Ireland. He is said according to the Iriosh annuls to have planted a church at Applecross 673, two years after he came to Scotland.

The chapel would appear to have been an independent parsonage.


Description (exterior)

Construction materials: Stone - Used for walls;

The remaining walls are constructed in rubble stone. 

In general all the windows are round-headed and also the entrance.


Description (interior)

Inside the shell of the chapel are many carved and sculpted stones, exposed to the elements (the chapel has no roof). There is a sloping perspex shelter at the western end of the chapel to protect some of the more important carved stones. Researched by A. Kahane, compiled by J. Dowling, 25/8/03.


Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 05031
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: View Canmore Report Online: 22851
Historic Scotland Listed Building Reports - Online databaseView HS Listing Online: LB5001Listed B

Bibliographic References:

NameAuthorDateNotes
The Parishes of Medieval ScotlandI B Cowan2014Scottish Record Society