Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Slabs at Keills
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2408_P040
PLACENAME
Keills
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: North Knapdale
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
CREATOR
T P White
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31517
KEYWORDS
stones
slabs
graves
tombs
grave markers
tombstones
carvings
designs
Slabs at Keills

Keills Chapel stands on a south-facing slope overlooking Loch Sween. The roof has recently been replaced to protect the collection of carved grave slabs.

These two grave stones are carved with intertwining foliage, which is common in stones of the West Highlands. The style is also reminiscent of carvings on Irish crosses. There are inscriptions on the stones but these are worn and unreadable.

This illustration was taken from 'Archaeological Sketches in Scotland: Knapdale and Gigha', by Captain TP White (1875)

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Slabs at Keills

ARGYLL: North Knapdale

stones; slabs; graves; tombs; grave markers; tombstones; carvings; designs

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 the collection of carved grave slabs. <br /> <br /> These two grave stones are carved with intertwining foliage, which is common in stones of the West Highlands. The style is also reminiscent of carvings on Irish crosses. There are inscriptions on the stones but these are worn and unreadable.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Archaeological Sketches in Scotland: Knapdale and Gigha', by Captain TP White (1875)