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TITLE
Slabs at Kilbrandon, Isle of Seil
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2408_P051
PLACENAME
Kilbrandon
DISTRICT
South Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilbrandon and Kilchattan
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
CREATOR
T P White
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31528
KEYWORDS
islands
stones
slabs
burials
tombs
graves
grave markers
carvings
designs
grave stones
tombstones
churches
church yards
Slabs at Kilbrandon, Isle of Seil

The Island of Seil is found on the east side of the Firth of Lorn. Although it is an island it is separated from the mainland only by a thin stretch of water which is bridged by Clachan Bridge, also known as 'the Bridge over the Atlantic'. Slate was quarried on the island until flooding closed the mines in the 1880s.

The ruins of Kilbrandon Chapel are located on Seil Island. The churchyard has some interesting examples of sculptured stones. These two grave slabs were found there. The left hand stone was said to commemorate a member of the MacPherson family who had lived in the area. The right hand stone was in the burial place appointed to the MacLachlans of Kilbride.

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

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Slabs at Kilbrandon, Isle of Seil

ARGYLL: Kilbrandon and Kilchattan

islands; stones; slabs; burials; tombs; graves; grave markers; carvings; designs; grave stones; tombstones; churches; church yards

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The Island of Seil is found on the east side of the Firth of Lorn. Although it is an island it is separated from the mainland only by a thin stretch of water which is bridged by Clachan Bridge, also known as 'the Bridge over the Atlantic'. Slate was quarried on the island until flooding closed the mines in the 1880s. <br /> <br /> The ruins of Kilbrandon Chapel are located on Seil Island. The churchyard has some interesting examples of sculptured stones. These two grave slabs were found there. The left hand stone was said to commemorate a member of the MacPherson family who had lived in the area. The right hand stone was in the burial place appointed to the MacLachlans of Kilbride.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Archaeological Sketches in Scotland: Knapdale and Gigha', by Captain T P White (1875)