St Modan's Chapel, (Cairn) Kilmodan

Grid reference

NS 002 843 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

200200 684300

Latitude

56.00995958113018

Longitude

-5.205336628061956

Altitude (metres)

160

County

Argyllshire

Nearby places

St Modan's Well, Kilmodan (0.06 miles)

Kilmodan, parish (Cowal) (0.45 miles)

Kilmodan, ~eccles. Kilmodan (0.45 miles)

Kilnaish, eccles. Kilmodan, Cowal (2.39 miles)

Kildalvan, settlement Kilmodan, Cowal (3 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The name was applied to a pre-historic chambered cairn in the nineteenth century, presumably in the belief that its remains are those of a chapel. It stands on the hillside overlooking the Clachan of Glendaruel and the medieval kirkyard of Kilmodan, which lie 800 metres to the west. NMRS describes the Clyde-type chambered cairn and says there is no evidence of a chapel having stood here.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Kilmodan, parish (Cowal)

Within Kilmodan, parish (Cowal)

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Modan's Well, Kilmodan