Cill Chomain, eccl. Kilchoman (Islay)

Grid reference

NR 216 632 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

121600 663200

Latitude

55.78177937858253

Longitude

-6.4409269713817086

Altitude (metres)

35

County

Argyllshire

Nearby places

Kilchoman, settlement Kilchoman (Islay) (0 miles)

Kilchoman, parish (Islay) (0 miles)

Carraig Chomain, Kilchoman (Islay) (0.88 miles)

Kilchiaran, settlement Kilchoman (Islay) (1.87 miles)

Cill Chiarain, eccl. Kilchoman (Islay) (2.06 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

This is the site of the former parish church of Kilchoman, of which only the graveyard now survives. NMRS records medieval stones in the graveyard, including a tall one known as the 'Kilchoman Cross' at the base of which a 'pestle' type stone was located. The account of the death of Lauchlan MacLean can be found in Geog. Coll. ii, 190 (circa 1630), together with the description of his burial 'with eight of his speciall men in the Church of Kilchonan being the Principall Church of the Rinnes of Ila.'

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/

Relationships with other parishes

Within Kilchoman, parish (Islay)

Within Kilchoman, parish (Islay)

Within Kilchoman, parish (Islay)

Relationships with other places

Adjacent Carraig Chomain, Kilchoman (Islay)