St Moluag's Church/Kilmaluag, Kilmuir/Skye

Grid reference

NG 435 749 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

143500 874900

Latitude

57.690839465545736

Longitude

-6.304562021520276

Altitude (metres)

5

County

Inverness-shire

Nearby places

Kilmaluag River, Kilmuir/Skye (0.25 miles)

Kilmuir, parish, formerly Kilmaluag (Skye) (0.33 miles)

Kilmaluag Bay, Kilmuir/Skye (0.33 miles)

Kilmaluag, settlement Kilmuir/Skye (0.58 miles)

Kilmuir Chapel, Kilmuir (Skye) (2.98 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

This was the kirk of Kilmaluag parish, but when the parish centre moved to Kilmuir (and the parish name consequently changed from Kilmaluag to Kilmuir) it ceased to be a parish kirk. Its remains are in the burying ground, but only the western wall remains and some footings of other walls (NMRS). The nearby well, Tobar Heibert 'a strong spring issuing through two stone slabs right at the High Water mark at NG436751 is recorded by OS in 1961 (NMRS). They said that 'so far as can be ascertained locally, it has no religious association'; but the name is probably for *Tobar Iobairte, 'well of sacrifice or offering', which does suggest a religious association. Joseph Anderson (1881) recorded a hand bell from this kirk. See NMRS for detailed description and measurements.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Kilmuir, parish, formerly Kilmaluag (Skye)

Relationships with other places

Adjacent Kilmaluag Bay, Kilmuir/Skye

Adjacent Kilmaluag River, Kilmuir/Skye