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Ardnamurchan Parish Church Of Scotland, Kilchoan

A Category B Listed Building in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6983 / 56°41'53"N

Longitude: -6.1043 / 6°6'15"W

OS Eastings: 148835

OS Northings: 763808

OS Grid: NM488638

Mapcode National: GBR CC90.JQW

Mapcode Global: WGZCL.6WGX

Plus Code: 9C8MMVXW+87

Entry Name: Ardnamurchan Parish Church Of Scotland, Kilchoan

Listing Name: Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan Parish Church of Scotland and Enclosing Walls.

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330811

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB507

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Parish: Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Description

William Burn, 1827-31. T-plan church, rubble with tooled
ashlar dressings; centre gabled wing projects from south
elevation; long rear (north) elevation. South gable
terminates with small rectangular tower with paired
round-headed louvred openings in long sides, and single
openings in east and west short sides. Tower now capped with
modern roofing felt in place of former spire. Depressed
pointed headed doorways in centre of south, east and west
(blocked) gables; similarly detailed windows, 1 in centre
of east and south gables, blocked in west, and 1 each in
south elevation and 4 in long north wall; painted wooden
transom and mullion, shallow Y-tracery, lattice-pane glazing.
2 small round headed windows light east and west elevations
of centre gable, some windows blind in ground floor, west.
Diagonal buttresses to all angles; diagonally set paired
stacks at east wallhead of centre wing; exaggerated
skewputts; slate roof.
Small burial site with retaining walls in SW re-entrant
angle.
Interior; simple galleried interior with original pulpit in
centre of north wall. Tall hexagonal and panelled pulpit
with simple panelled backboard and hexagonal sounding board
decorated with slender finials and pendants; pulpit stairs
with polished wooden handrail and simple balusters. Plain
wooden fronted galleries fill 3 arms of church, reached by
stairs fronting each entrance. 2 iron lamp holders fixed to
south gallery ledge; entrance from south gallery leads to
former Heritor's retiring room.
Enclosing wall; simple drystone enclosing walls surround
church; plain copes.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Present

building replaced former building in graveyard to NW.

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