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Iochdar Church, South Uist

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

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Latitude: 57.3925 / 57°23'32"N

Longitude: -7.3496 / 7°20'58"W

OS Eastings: 78739

OS Northings: 846215

OS Grid: NF787462

Mapcode National: GBR 8975.Y58

Mapcode Global: WGW49.2GH6

Plus Code: 9C9J9MR2+X5

Entry Name: Iochdar Church, South Uist

Listing Name: Isle of South Uist, Iochdar Church Including Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 15 November 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395673

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48278

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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David Mackintosh, 1889. Rectangular-plan aisless mission church with small pitch-roofed porch. Roughly squared snecked rubble with harl-pointing; harled to S. 3-bay nave. Square-headed openings incorporating timber-mullioned traceried windows.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: porch with iron cross finial and modern timber door in bay to left, 2 small bipartite windows to right.

N ELEVATION: gabled elevation with large tripartite window to centre.

S (ROAD) ELEVATION: gabled elevation with large untraceried window.

W ELEVATION: 3 regularly-disposed small bipartite windows.

Leaded multi-pane square- and diamond-pattern glazing (some coloured) in timber windows. Ballachulish slate. Overhanging, slightly swept eaves and plain bargeboarding

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: drystone rubble boundary walls with pyramidally-coped square-section gatepiers.

INTERIOR: walls and roof space lined with boarded timber; wall plaque commemorating visit of Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, 15th August, 1956.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. A well-detailed humble church appropriate to its location. Groome mentions mission churches at 'Iachdar' (sic), as well as Boisdale (1836) and Benbecula (1824).

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