Corpach Challuim-chille, Jura

Grid reference

NR 571 915 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

157100 691500

Latitude

56.05462452603096

Longitude

-5.901652823776314

Altitude (metres)

30

County

Argyllshire

Nearby places

Gleann Challuim-chille, Jura (0.43 miles)

Carn Mhic Eoghainn, Jura (5.25 miles)

Kilchianaig, eccl. Jura (5.31 miles)

Cill Challuim-chille, eccl. Jura (6.23 miles)

Tobar Challuim-chille, Jura (Jura) (6.31 miles)

Object Classification

Coastal

Other
Cave

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

According to NMRS Corpach Cave was used as a resting place for corpses being taken to Iona for burial. Martin (1934) noted an altar in it. Several other caves in the area show evidence of human activity and occupation. According to NSA (1845) there was more than one cave used for this purpose: 'There are other caves spacious in their dimensions, and comfortable in their accommodation: two of them are called corpachs, i.e. places where the inhabitants of Jura and other countries, on their way to Oransay and Iona to bury their dead, were in the habit of depositing the corpses of their friends, until a favourable opportunity of prosecuting their voyage to Iona and Oransay occurred. One of these corpachs is in Rhuintalen, opposite to Colonsay: the other, called the corpach of I Columkill, is several miles to the north-east, along the coast. (NSA Jura, 535).

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Jura, parish (aka Killearnadale)

Within Jura, parish (aka Killearnadale)

Relationships with other places

Adjacent Gleann Challuim-chille, Jura