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Stalcaire Memorial, Battle of Stalc, St Cross Church, Appin

A Category C Listed Building in Oban North and Lorn, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.5715 / 56°34'17"N

Longitude: -5.3759 / 5°22'33"W

OS Eastings: 192708

OS Northings: 747268

OS Grid: NM927472

Mapcode National: GBR FC3B.VQS

Mapcode Global: WH1GZ.D382

Plus Code: 9C8PHJCF+HJ

Entry Name: Stalcaire Memorial, Battle of Stalc, St Cross Church, Appin

Listing Name: Stalcaire Memorial, St Cross Churchyard, Portnacroish

Listing Date: 15 November 1989

Last Amended: 31 July 2015

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 405099

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12348

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200405099

Location: Lismore and Appin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Parish: Lismore And Appin

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Circa 1910. Roughly hewn granite obelisk with inscribed plinth and stepped base. Inscribed, 'A. D. 1468. Above this spot was fought the bloody battle of Stalc, in which many hundreds fell, when the Stewarts and the Maclarens, their allies, in defence of Dugald, chief of Appin, son of Sir John Stewart, Lord of Lorn and Innermeath, defeated the combined forces of the Macdougalls and the Macfarlanes'.

Statement of Interest

This memorial commemorates the defeat of the MacDougalls by the Stewarts at the Battle of Stalcaire in 1468. It is situated on a steep outcrop of rock within the churchyard of the Scottish Episcopal St Cross Church (or Church Of The Holy Cross) at Portnacroish, 450 metres west of Castle Stalker. Immediately behind the churchyard is Laggan na Falla (the hollow of treachery) where the heaviest fighting of the battle of Stalc took place.

Listed building record and statutory address updated in 2015. Previously listed as 'Portnacroish, St Cross Churchyard, Stalcaine memorial'.

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