Church name

Ardnamurchan Parish Church

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:   Kilchoan, Acharacle, PH36 4LH
Local Authority:   Highland
Listing:   B

Church Overview

The most westerly church and parish on the British mainland. It was designed by William Burns, 1827-31 Large but economical T-plan design, differing from the Parliamentary churches in having its jamb projecting forwards as an entrance front. The stunted-looking belltower is a variation of Burn’s proposed Italianate campanile. The original barrel-vaulted interior survives with panelled galleries and a hexagonal pulpit with finialled sounding board, also by Burn. Meall mo Chridhe, c.1790; front block added by William Ross, 1828-30 The former manse, characteristically Kilchoan’s best-appointed residence, set back above a stone-walled park within a stand of beech trees. Contemporary U-plan gighouse/stable. Building now closed and sold.



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Ardnamurchan Parish Church


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