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Howmore Parish Church and Churchyard Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3026 / 57°18'9"N

Longitude: -7.3877 / 7°23'15"W

OS Eastings: 75659

OS Northings: 836413

OS Grid: NF756364

Mapcode National: GBR 894F.4ZD

Mapcode Global: WGV3J.HQ82

Entry Name: Howmore Parish Church and Churchyard Walls

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352917

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18771

Building Class: Cultural

Location: South Uist

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas

Parish: South Uist

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Designed by Archibald Scott of Edinburgh, architect, 1837. Built in 1840's. Plain, 3-bay, rectangular-plan church; former vestry at west end of north wall, modern hall adjoining. All harled. Round-headed openings; door and gallery window in east gable below gabled apex belfry; tall windows to bays with Y-tracery. Straight skews with gabletted skewputts; slate roof.

Interior: long central communion table runs full length and has marbled top; pulpit on west wall has steps on either side; gallery at east supported on 2 simple columns.

Enclosed by rubble-built walls which partly enclose Dr MacLean monument at north end; latter is dated 1861, Gothic, and of white marble.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The central communion table is a rare survival. The minister submitted a design by Alexander MacKenzie

architect, Portree: Scott's design was submitted by the factors of the heritors, and it was the one chosen by the presbytery.

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