Kintail, parish

Grid reference

NG 946 210 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

194600 821000





Altitude (metres)


Nearby places

St Dubhthach's Church, Kintail (0 miles)

Cill Fhearchair, cemetery, Glenshiel (1.45 miles)

Cill a' Chaoin-tearn, settlement, Glenshiel (2.5 miles)

Loch Duich, Kintail (2.85 miles)

Cill a' Chaoin-tearn, ~eccles. Glenshiel (2.85 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



The NGR given is for OS 'St Dubhthach's Church (remains of)', a late medieval building still in use in c.1855.

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Glenshiel, moder parish (formerly)

Parish details

Kintail formerly included Glenshiel GLL

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Not in Bagimond 1274 [Ross not in ibid. 1275] The church, both in parsonage and vicarage, became a common church of the cathedral of Ross shortly after 1256, it being one of the churches of ‘Argyll’ so granted, and thereafter remaining so annexed (Vet. Mon. no.clxxxii; RSS vi no.3173; Reg. of Pres. i 114v). Cowan 1967, 116. About the middle of the 18th c Kintail was divided into two parishes, Kintail and Glensheil GLL. The old and extensive parish of Kintail is bounded on the south by Glenelg, runs northwards along the boundary between INV & ROS as far as Loch Monar, and has on the north west the water of Long and the salt-water lochs of Lochlong and Lochalsh. .. The church apparently dedicated to Saint Duthac bp. of Ross, stood at Kilduich at the head of Loch Duich. It was burned in 1719, and has since been repaired or rebuilt. The church of Glensheil was built in 1758 east of Loch Duich on the estate of Letterfearn. OPS ii pt 2, 391. No changes noted in Shennan 1892.