Kilmory knap chapel

The second vist of the day was to Keil Knap Chapel. it is situated on the western coast of Knapdale, the medieval chapel of Kilmory lies about 4km south of Castle Sween and stands within a walled graveyard that overlooks the Sound of Jura. The chapel stands within the Township of Ardnaw.

Kilmory Knap Chapel was built in the early 1200s. By the late 1200s it was a dependency of the parish church of Knapdale at Keills. But judging by the early Christian carved stones found here, this was also the site of a much older church.

Within the chapel are nearly 40 carved stones dating from the early Christian period to the 16th century. Several other pieces of historic sculpture remain within the churchyard and include two cross-bases.

see more by Clicking this link


North Clyde Archaeological Society archaeologyscotland logo 1logo 1logo 1logo 1logo 1