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TITLE
Sketches at Cove and Kilmory of Knap
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2408_P018
PLACENAME
Cove and Kilmory
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: South Knapdale
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
CREATOR
T P White
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31494
KEYWORDS
caves
saints
chapels
churches
graves
tombs
grave markers
stones
carvings
Sketches at Cove and Kilmory of Knap

St Columba's Cave is found near Ellary in Knapdale. Columba is said to have lived in the cave while he waited for permission from King Conal to start his ministry on Iona. Outside the cave is a 13th century church dedicated to the saint.

Kilmory is located on the west coast of Knapdale just north of the Point of Knap. On the shore between Loch Caolisport and Loch Sween is the medieval Kilmory Knap Chapel. This ruined chapel houses many examples of grave carvings dating from the 14th to the 16th centuries. The carvings are reminiscent of the Irish carving tradition.

This illustration was taken from 'Archaeological Sketches in Scotland: Knapdale and Gigha', by Captain T P White (1875)

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Sketches at Cove and Kilmory of Knap

ARGYLL: South Knapdale

caves; saints; chapels; churches; graves; tombs; grave markers; stones; carvings

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Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

St Columba's Cave is found near Ellary in Knapdale. Columba is said to have lived in the cave while he waited for permission from King Conal to start his ministry on Iona. Outside the cave is a 13th century church dedicated to the saint.<br /> <br /> Kilmory is located on the west coast of Knapdale just north of the Point of Knap. On the shore between Loch Caolisport and Loch Sween is the medieval Kilmory Knap Chapel. This ruined chapel houses many examples of grave carvings dating from the 14th to the 16th centuries. The carvings are reminiscent of the Irish carving tradition.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Archaeological Sketches in Scotland: Knapdale and Gigha', by Captain T P White (1875)