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TITLE
Gilchrist Churchyard, Broadford Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_086
PLACENAME
Strath
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12905
KEYWORDS
churches
ruins
graveyards
burial grounds
Gilchrist Churchyard, Broadford Skye

This tinted postcard titled Gilchrist Churchyard, should read Cill Chriosd, or Kilchrist. Situated on the road between Broadford and Torrin this church and burial ground are on land that was for many years in the ownership of the MacKinnons, Skye's third most prominent clan.

The ruins stand on an area which has a long tradition of Christian worship, with Saint Maelrubha said to have preached nearby. The rising ground between the church and nearby Loch Cill Chriosd is still called the hill of the Mass. Cill Chriosd was the parish church of Strath until 1843 when the congregation moved to a new church in Broadford. The headstones in the graveyard date mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries.


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Gilchrist Churchyard, Broadford Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

churches; ruins; graveyards; burial grounds

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

This tinted postcard titled Gilchrist Churchyard, should read Cill Chriosd, or Kilchrist. Situated on the road between Broadford and Torrin this church and burial ground are on land that was for many years in the ownership of the MacKinnons, Skye's third most prominent clan.<br /> <br /> The ruins stand on an area which has a long tradition of Christian worship, with Saint Maelrubha said to have preached nearby. The rising ground between the church and nearby Loch Cill Chriosd is still called the hill of the Mass. Cill Chriosd was the parish church of Strath until 1843 when the congregation moved to a new church in Broadford. The headstones in the graveyard date mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />