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Old Parish Church, Arisaig

A Category B Listed Building in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Latitude: 56.9142 / 56°54'51"N

Longitude: -5.8477 / 5°50'51"W

OS Eastings: 165887

OS Northings: 786916

OS Grid: NM658869

Mapcode National: GBR CBYF.VN1

Mapcode Global: WGZBR.4GNT

Plus Code: 9C8PW572+MW

Entry Name: Old Parish Church, Arisaig

Listing Name: Arisaig Village, Old Church and Burial Ground

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330548

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB329

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200330548

Location: Arisaig and Moidart

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Parish: Arisaig And Moidart

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Church; probably late medieval. Simple rectangular church
orientated east/west with small burial enclosure at west
gable. All rubble; entrance in SW and in SE (former priest's
entrance); also very low doorway to west burial enclosure of
the Macdonalds of Morar. Roofless; some damage to east gable
wall. Small roofless burial enclosure continuous with church
with semi-circular chamfered mural recess in north wall with
carved, crested stone dated 1641 and initialled MRGM.
Mural memorial tablet above dated 1843.
Burial ground; church stands in simple drystone walled
burial ground. At least 3 medieval or late medieval tomb
stones; also 18th, 19th and 20th century head stones.

Statement of Interest

RC Chapel superceded by 1849 church close by. Appears on 1st

OS, 1873, as dedicated to St. Mary of Iona. 1843 mural

memorial to Amelia McDonald of Morar and her 3 daughters.

Simple bronze plaque to Alexander McDonald, Clanranald

bard 1704-80, buried somewhere in burial ground. Burial

enclosure possibly chancel of even earlier church, wall tomb

in traditional site in north wall of chancel. Burial ground

abuts RC church.

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