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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
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
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.
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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