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TITLE
Medieval Standing Stone, Glendale, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_02_032_0925
PLACENAME
Glendale
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
Highland Council Planning Department
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14433
KEYWORDS
standing stone
sculptured slab
carved grave-slab
St Comgan
graveyard
cemetery
standing stones
Medieval Standing Stone, Glendale, Skye

The carvings are not particularly clear in this photograph but the sculptured graveslab is probably the stone located near the south entrance to the burial ground at Kilchoan in Glendale. The slab features a rare image of a harpist on the upper part of the stone above the handle of a claymore. A chalice and the figure of a mitred bishop are on the right of the sword with panels of foliage elsewhere. For some time the slab was set upside down, as it is here, and acted as a headstone. This also provided some protection against the weather.

According to early records, a chapel on this site was dedicated to St Congan. However, little evidence of the structure remains. The walled burial ground on the north side of the Hamara River is known as Kilchoan Graveyard, a name also found in Strath on Skye as well as in Ardnamurchan and Knoydart.

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Medieval Standing Stone, Glendale, Skye

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1970s

standing stone; sculptured slab; carved grave-slab; St Comgan; graveyard; cemetery; standing stones

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The carvings are not particularly clear in this photograph but the sculptured graveslab is probably the stone located near the south entrance to the burial ground at Kilchoan in Glendale. The slab features a rare image of a harpist on the upper part of the stone above the handle of a claymore. A chalice and the figure of a mitred bishop are on the right of the sword with panels of foliage elsewhere. For some time the slab was set upside down, as it is here, and acted as a headstone. This also provided some protection against the weather.<br /> <br /> According to early records, a chapel on this site was dedicated to St Congan. However, little evidence of the structure remains. The walled burial ground on the north side of the Hamara River is known as Kilchoan Graveyard, a name also found in Strath on Skye as well as in Ardnamurchan and Knoydart.