Kilmuir, eccles. North Uist

Grid reference

NF 707 705 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

70700 870500

Latitude

57.604172399283655

Longitude

-7.5145386272005235

Altitude (metres)

10

County

Inverness-shire

Nearby places

Kilmuir, former parish, North Uist (0 miles)

Cladh Chothain, cemetery, North Uist (0.68 miles)

Kilchalma, eccl. North Uist (0.95 miles)

Eilean Trostain, North Uist (0.98 miles)

Baile MhĂ rtainn, North Uist (2.12 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The present church was built in 1764, but it is by the site of the medieval kirk, and the kirkyard has 10th/11th century carved stones (NMRS). There was a piece of land at or near the church glebe called Peighinn Muire, '(St) Mary's Pennyland', and it appears that part of the vicarage teinds of the parish was once a young seal called Cuileann Muire ('Mary's Pup'). See 'The Poems and Songs of John Mac Codrum', ed. Archibald Macdonald (Glasgow 1894), p. viii).

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Kilmuir, former parish, North Uist (formerly)

Within North Uist, modern parish