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TITLE
Ground plan for 'Teampull Chalumchille', Benbecula
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2475_P239
PLACENAME
Balivanich
DISTRICT
South Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: North Uist
DATE OF IMAGE
1873
PERIOD
1300s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31725
KEYWORDS
Teampull Chalumchille
St Columba's Chapel
Loch na Chille
Benbecula
St Columba
Early Christian sites
Amie MacRory
Lords of the Isles
temples
chapels
ground plans
zoomable images

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

Teampull Chalumchille; St Columba's Chapel; Loch na Chille; Benbecula; St Columba; Early Christian sites; Amie MacRory; Lords of the Isles; temples; chapels; ground plans; zoomable images

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (maps)

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