St Ulton's Chapel, Vallay, North Uist

Grid reference

NF 776 765 (general (1km))

Six-figure easting & northing

77600 876500

Latitude

57.66281059939758

Longitude

-7.407575388549933

Nearby places

Orasaigh, North Uist (0.36 miles)

Teampull Orain, Oronsay, Vallay, North Uist (0.45 miles)

Teampull Mhuir, North Uist (Vallay) (0.57 miles)

Cille Pheadair, eccles. North Uist (3.38 miles)

Cille Pheadair, settlement North Uist (3.46 miles)

Object Classification

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

We have found no instances of this hypothetical name, but its existence is evidenced by Martin Martin's account of his visit to the island of Vallay around 1695 (published in his account, 'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland' in 1703). He says 'It hath three chapels, one dedicated to St Ulton and another to the Virgin Mary'. The latter is presumably Teampull Mhuire, marked on early OS maps. The only other evidence for a chapel on Vallay (taken to include its little promontory/tidal island of Oronsay) is the one now called Teampull Orain. This may well have been the chapel known to Martin as St Ulton's.

Relationships with other parishes

Within North Uist, modern parish

Within Sand, former parish (SXD) North Uist

Relationships with other places

Adjacent Teampull Mhuir, North Uist (Vallay)

Adjacent Teampull Orain, Oronsay, Vallay, North Uist