Coomb Island, Tongue

Grid reference

NC 664 644 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

266400 964400

Latitude

58.547480402519525

Longitude

-4.295865651808527

Altitude (metres)

50

County

Sutherland

Nearby places

St Columba's Chapel, Tongue (0.19 miles)

Meall Thailm, Tongue (2.47 miles)

Farr, parish (3.38 miles)

Tongue, modern parish (6.49 miles)

Loch ma Nàire, Farr (7.64 miles)

Object Classification

Coastal

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

A chapel is marked on the island on OS Digimap at NC664641. Pont's map (1583 x 1596) also shows a chapel symbol on the island. NMRS (Canmore ID 5793) reveals a tradition of a chapel or monastery on the island, including OS Name Book's identification of it as St Columba's Chapel, but says there is no archaeological evidence for it.

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/

Relationships with other parishes

Within Tongue, modern parish

Within Tongue, modern parish

Relationships with other places

Contains St Columba's Chapel, Tongue