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The ruined 'Teampull Chalumchille' or 'Chapel of St Columba' stands on a point jutting into Loch na Chille near Baile Mhanaich (Balivanich) on the Island of Benbecula. The earliest parts of the ruin may date from the time of St Columba himself (c 521-97). The east end probably dates to the end of the 14th century and may have been built by Amie MacRory (c.1350-90), wife of the 'good' John of Islay, first Lord of the Isles.

The illustration is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873

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Ground plan for 'Teampull Chalumchille', Benbecula

INVERNESS: North Uist

1300s

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The ruined 'Teampull Chalumchille' or 'Chapel of St Columba' stands on a point jutting into Loch na Chille near Baile Mhanaich (Balivanich) on the Island of Benbecula. The earliest parts of the ruin may date from the time of St Columba himself (c 521-97). The east end probably dates to the end of the 14th century and may have been built by Amie MacRory (c.1350-90), wife of the 'good' John of Islay, first Lord of the Isles.<br /> <br /> The illustration is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873