Strath, aka Kilchrist, parish (Skye)

Grid reference

NG 617 207 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

161700 820700





Nearby places

Cill Chriosd, eccles. Strath (Skye) (0.06 miles)

Loch Cill Chriosd, Strath (Skye) (0.42 miles)

Kilchrist, settlement Strath (Skye) (0.44 miles)

Kilbride, eccles. Strath (Skye) (1.76 miles)

Kilbride, settlement Strath (Skye) (1.87 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?


Parish details

Strath in Skye

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Aka Kilchrist in Strathsworsdale, the church was one of the 12 parish kirks of Skye (Monro, Western Isles, 37). The church appears as an independent parsonage in the early 15th c., but the appearance of the incumbent as a canon in 1450 would appear to indicate that the church had become a prebend of the Isles, following upon an attempt of 1433 to erect a chapter for that bishopric (CPL vii, 461; viii, 100; RS 289, 253; 444, 154). This attempt appears to have failed, however, and although presentations to the parsonage and vicarage continue in the 16th c., the parsonage appertained in 1561 to the abbot of Iona, while the bishop of the Isles had his customary third of the teinds (RSS i nos. 1115, 1719; Coll. de Rebus Alban., 3). Cowan 1967, 190.