Clauchan chapel, Pien, Kilmory (Arran)

Grid reference

NR 921 303 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

192100 630300





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Ballymichael, Arran (0.69 miles)

Caibeal Eoin, Arran (0.81 miles)

St Molios Church, Shiskine, Arran (0.88 miles)

Laggian, Kilmory (Arran) (2.09 miles)

Allt Eoin, burn, Kilmory (Arran) (2.2 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



There is a roofless church building here, built in 1805 on the site of an earlier chapel built in about 1708. NMRS records some slight evidence of an even earlier chapel, including two (now lost) grave-slabs bearing floral crosses and a possible thirteenth-century carved stone with the effigy of a cleric or saint. This place was clearly called Clachan at an earlier period, and there is a chapel and burial ground here. The modern form of the name, now applied to the bridge and the burn that runs through the glen is Clauchan. Traditionally this is said to be "St Molios" chapel, a name now exported to the church at Shiskine. NMRS calls the site "St Molaise's Chapel, Pien, Arran", a name which corresponds to nothing else on record, and also "Chapel of St Molios; Clauchan Burial Ground": See various items on

Relationships with other parishes

Within Kilmory, parish (Arran)