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TITLE
Bowmore looking to Round Church
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_94157_01_02
PLACENAME
Bowmore
DISTRICT
Islay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Killarrow and Kilmeny
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38749
KEYWORDS
churches
buildings
villages
islands
streets
Bowmore looking to Round Church

One of the dominant architectural features of Bowmore is Kilarrow Parish Church, one of only two round churches in Scotland. It was commissioned by the laird Daniel Campbell of Shawfield and built by the Spalding family between 1767 and 1769. The church was styled after a design in Rome. The roof is held up by a central pillar which is believed to be a ship's mast. The round design of the church is said to prevent the Devil from hiding in the corners


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Bowmore looking to Round Church

ARGYLL: Killarrow and Kilmeny

churches; buildings; villages; islands; streets

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

One of the dominant architectural features of Bowmore is Kilarrow Parish Church, one of only two round churches in Scotland. It was commissioned by the laird Daniel Campbell of Shawfield and built by the Spalding family between 1767 and 1769. The church was styled after a design in Rome. The roof is held up by a central pillar which is believed to be a ship's mast. The round design of the church is said to prevent the Devil from hiding in the corners <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: central.edsc.library@edinburgh.gov.uk">Edinburgh Central Library</a><br />