Cill Aiseam, Harris (Berneray)

Grid reference

NF 928 826 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

92800 882600

Latitude

57.72800550807657

Longitude

-7.161612479885912

Altitude (metres)

15

County

Inverness-shire

Nearby places

Àird Ma-Ruibhe, Harris (Berneray) (1.63 miles)

Cladh Maolruibhe, Harris (Berneray) (1.63 miles)

Kilmaluag, eccles. Harris (Pabbay) (3.6 miles)

Teampull Mhoire, Harris (Pabbay) (3.6 miles)

Creag Thuiristein, Harris (Pabbay) (3.83 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Martin Martin records that 'There are two chapels on this isle, to wit, St Asaph's and St Columbus chapel. There is a stone erected near the former which is eight feet high and two feet thick' (Martin, 122). The stone was broken by small boys swinging on it, about 1820, and part of it is now in the NMS. It is an early medieval carved slab. According to Alexander Carmichael, 'The old people of Bernarey have told me that within their memory the base of the obelisk was surrounded with a heap of small, beautifully white, and variegated pebbles, old coins, bone pins, and bronze needles, the offerings of pilgrims at the shrine of St Asaph' (Carmichael Watson Project, X.IB 31). No remains of the chapel survive.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Harris, parish