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Cill Chriosd
April 1, 2016, 11:06 am
Filed under: Photographs, Scottish History | Tags: , ,

Cill Chriosd 1Cill Chriosd 2Built around the 16th century to replace an earlier Mediaeval church, Cill Chriosd (Christ’s Church) stands on a mound in a remote valley on the road to Elgol on the Isle of Skye.

This was the parish church of Strathaird until 1840 when the parish church was located to nearby Broadford.

Pieces of the older church can still be seen built in to the west gable of the present church.

The valley in which Cill Chriosd is located was once a busy place with Skye marble being quarried on the opposite hillside from around 1700 until the outbreak of the First World War.

A small loch, Loch Cill Chriosd, is an important wildlife haven lying to the south west of the church.

Cill Chriosd 3

Cill Chriosd 4

 

 

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