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TITLE
Glenelg Parish Church and Glenelg Bay
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01035
PLACENAME
Glenelg
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
PERIOD
1910s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12671
KEYWORDS
church
Bay
village
Glenelg Parish Church and Glenelg Bay

This simple 18th century whitewashed church, surrounded by a walled graveyard, is situated on an earlier religious site, between the shore of Glenelg Bay and a bend in the road. It was altered around 1830, including the addition of a sandstone bellcote, and again internally in 1929. Macpherson, the photographer, describes a day trip to Glenelg, his paternal home, in his book 'Gateway to Skye'. " I walked along to the old church, an ugly building in lovely surroundings. The road curves round the wall of the churchyard, then passes close to the Glenelg Hotel..."


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Glenelg Parish Church and Glenelg Bay

INVERNESS: Glenelg

1910s

church; Bay; village

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This simple 18th century whitewashed church, surrounded by a walled graveyard, is situated on an earlier religious site, between the shore of Glenelg Bay and a bend in the road. It was altered around 1830, including the addition of a sandstone bellcote, and again internally in 1929. Macpherson, the photographer, describes a day trip to Glenelg, his paternal home, in his book 'Gateway to Skye'. " I walked along to the old church, an ugly building in lovely surroundings. The road curves round the wall of the churchyard, then passes close to the Glenelg Hotel..." <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />