St Michael's Chapel, North Uist

Grid reference

NF 881 548 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

88100 854800





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

St Michael's Point, North Uist (0.14 miles)

Loch na Trionaid, North Uist (5.06 miles)

Teampull na Trionaid, North Uist (5.23 miles)

Cnoc nan Aingeal, North Uist (5.27 miles)

Tobar na Trionaid, North Uist (5.29 miles)

Object Classification



Is linear feature?



NMRS records: The ruins of St Michael's Chapel on Grimsay are on a small plateau on the highest point of a promontory. They are oblong, 23ft 2ins by 13ft 8ins, within walls 28 to 30ins thick. In 1915 the west gable was about 8ft height. The chapel stands in an enclosure, 63ft by 54ft, 'evidently once serving as a graveyard but disused for many years'. (E Beveridge 1911) The foundations of the boundary wall are overgrown with grass. The foundation of the chapel is attributed to Amie MacRuari (c.1350-90). About 150 yds to the north-east, A A Carmichael (1871) noted 'another chapel and burying ground upon another point of land jutting into, but only a few feet above the level of, the sea. There was hardly any traces of this chapel and I have hitherto failed even to ascertain the name.' Beveridge saw no remains. A A Carmichael 1871; F W L Thomas 1890; E Beveridge 1911; RCAHMS 1928. St Michael's Chapel and its surrounding enclosure are as described by the above authorities. The north, south and east walls of the chapel are now only about 0.5m high. There is no trace of the other chapel and burying ground mentioned by Carmichael. Visited by OS (R D) 8 June 1965.

Relationships with other parishes

Within North Uist, modern parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Michael's Point, North Uist