Jura, parish (aka Killearnadale)

Grid reference

NR 524 693 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

152400 669300





Nearby places

Cill Earnadail, eccles. (Jura) (0.37 miles)

Carragh Chaluim Bhain, Jura (0.5 miles)

Cill Earnadail, settlement, Jura (0.84 miles)

Eilean Bhride, Jura (1.87 miles)

Rubha Bhride, Jura (2.2 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR given is for the ruined chapel or church of Kilearnadale, where late medieval stones survive in the graveyard, and which is referred to by Monro as 'ane chapell somtyme the paroche kirk Kilernadil' (this indicates that the church had no parochial status in the middle of the 16th century, the mother church then evidently being regarded as that of Colonsay, according to NMRS records). But 'sometime' indicates that it had formerly been a parish.


Parish details

Jura formerly Killearnadale

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The parish church of Jura was stated in 1549 to be merely a chapel, the mother church undoubtedly being regarded as that of Colonsay (Monro, Western Isles, 18). As such, both parsonage and vicarage teinds appear to have pertained to the priory of Oronsay. These teinds were leased in the 17th century by the bishop of the Isles, who already possessed one third of the teinds in virtue of a Papal bull of 1231, and by means of a grant of 1616 of the priory and its possessions, held them in their entirety (Argyll Inventory, cited OPS ii, part i, 276; SHR viii, 258-63; RMS vii no. 1386; HMC 4th Report, App. 479).