North Knapdale, parish, aka Kilmacocharmik

Grid reference

NR 691 805 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

169100 680500





Nearby places

Cill Moccu Chormaic, eccles. North Knapdale (0.06 miles)

Port Mhicheal, North Knapdale (1.47 miles)

Kilbride, ~eccles North Knapdale (1.97 miles)

Kilbride, settlement North Knapdale (2.12 miles)

Tobar Chaluim-chille, North Knapdale (2.5 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


Exact site not certain - may have moved from island to mainland.

Parish details

North Knapdale formerly Kilmacocharmik (Cowan 1967, 102)

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Under Kilmacocharmik, known also as North Knapdale, the church of St Charmaig in Knapdale was granted by Walter earl of Menteith 1258 x 94 to Kilwinning, to the uses of which it was confirnmed by Andrew bp. of Argyll in 1327, the bishop's rights and a vicar's portion being reserved (Vet Mon. nos. cccclxxxviii, div.; CPL 2.311). Papal confirmations followed in 1329 and 1333 and the parsonage thereafter remained with the abbey, the cure being a vicarage perpetual (RSS lvi.71; lxii.137v; RMS vi no. 1838. Cowan 1967, 102. Site of medieval parish kirk is at Keills.