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TITLE
Iron memorial at Cill Chriosd, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_08_028_1566
PLACENAME
Broadford
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
DATE OF IMAGE
27 July 1982
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15873
KEYWORDS
burial grounds
church yards
graves
grave markers
grave stones
Iron memorial at Cill Chriosd, Skye

Cill Chriosd (Kilchrist) was the parish church of Strath on the Isle of Skye until 1843 when the congregation moved to a new church in Broadford. The building dates from the late 16th or early 17th century, replacing an earlier medieval structure.

The headstones in the graveyard mostly date from the 18th and 19th centuries although the one pictured here, which appears to be made of cast iron, is probably from the early 20th century. It would once have had a slab of inscribed marble attached to it, possibly sourced from the nearby quarry.



The ruins of the church 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.

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Iron memorial at Cill Chriosd, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1980s

burial grounds; church yards; graves; grave markers; grave stones

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Cill Chriosd (Kilchrist) was the parish church of Strath on the Isle of Skye until 1843 when the congregation moved to a new church in Broadford. The building dates from the late 16th or early 17th century, replacing an earlier medieval structure. <br /> <br /> The headstones in the graveyard mostly date from the 18th and 19th centuries although the one pictured here, which appears to be made of cast iron, is probably from the early 20th century. It would once have had a slab of inscribed marble attached to it, possibly sourced from the nearby quarry. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The ruins of the church 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.