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TITLE
Priest's Cross, St Bride's Episcopal Church, Onich
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_1029
PLACENAME
Onich
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10914
KEYWORDS
social histories
gravestones
gravestone
crosses
churches
Episcopalian
Priest's Cross, St Bride's Episcopal Church, Onich

This cross stands outside the west end of St Bride's Episcopal Church in Onich, near Ballachulish. It was erected to the memory of Friar Mackonochie, a priest who in 1887 was visiting the Reverend J R A Chinnery-Haldane, Bishop of Argyll and The Isles. During his visit the priest ventured out in the snow and was found dead by the bishop's two dogs who kept watch over the body.

The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban


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Priest's Cross, St Bride's Episcopal Church, Onich

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

20c

social histories; gravestones; gravestone; crosses; churches; Episcopalian

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This cross stands outside the west end of St Bride's Episcopal Church in Onich, near Ballachulish. It was erected to the memory of Friar Mackonochie, a priest who in 1887 was visiting the Reverend J R A Chinnery-Haldane, Bishop of Argyll and The Isles. During his visit the priest ventured out in the snow and was found dead by the bishop's two dogs who kept watch over the body. <br /> <br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.