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TITLE
Slab at Keills
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2408_P039
PLACENAME
Keills
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: North Knapdale
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
CREATOR
T P White
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31516
KEYWORDS
stones
graves
tombs
coffins
slabs
grave markers
carvings
designs
engravings
inscriptions
Slab at Keills

Keills Chapel stands on a south-facing slope overlooking Loch Sween. The roof has recently been replaced to protect a collection of carved grave slabs. This stone slab formed the lid of a raised stone coffin within the chapel. The carvings on it include a stag being attacked by two hounds and a galley with its sails being unfurled. There is also a sword and other knotwork. The inscription on the stone has been translated as 'Here lies Torquil (or Terence) Maclean of the Hunt of Kilma-Carmaig'.

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

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Slab at Keills

ARGYLL: North Knapdale

stones; graves; tombs; coffins; slabs; grave markers; carvings; designs; engravings; inscriptions

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Keills Chapel stands on a south-facing slope overlooking Loch Sween. The roof has recently been replaced to protect a collection of carved grave slabs. This stone slab formed the lid of a raised stone coffin within the chapel. The carvings on it include a stag being attacked by two hounds and a galley with its sails being unfurled. There is also a sword and other knotwork. The inscription on the stone has been translated as 'Here lies Torquil (or Terence) Maclean of the Hunt of Kilma-Carmaig'.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Archaeological Sketches in Scotland: Knapdale and Gigha', by Captain T P White (1875)