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Church of Scotland at Miavaig, Uig

A Category C Listed Building in Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2054 / 58°12'19"N

Longitude: -6.9609 / 6°57'39"W

OS Eastings: 108696

OS Northings: 934797

OS Grid: NB086347

Mapcode National: GBR 9761.8DT

Mapcode Global: WGX1R.11K0

Entry Name: Church of Scotland at Miavaig, Uig

Listing Date: 31 March 1993

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352767

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18670

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch

Parish: Uig

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

Built circa 1843 as Free Church, on re-claimed land at head of sheltered sea loch. Said to have been reduced in size, circa 1900 or earlier, window sizes and unusual steel-trussed roof members - point to major alterations having taken place long after 1843. Plain gabled box-type church; dry-dashed, painted detailing and ingoes of large rectangular windows; slate roof. West entrance gable has painted doorway and window over (coloured glass in latter), apex belfry. Plain interior, with timber V-lining to walls, handsome pulpit (?an import) with pilastered back-board and canopy over. Rubble perimeter/retaining wall bounds site.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Listed for its historic interest only, having been built in the same year as the Disruption and in defiance of the landowner (Stewart-MacKenzie) who would not grant land for a site.

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