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Kilchattan

(Kilchatton)
Argyll and Bute

A location with a ruined church and a farm in the centre of the island of Luing in the Inner Hebrides, Kilchattan (sometimes, probably erroneously recorded as Kilchatton) lies in a parish of the same name, now combined as Kilbrandon and Kilchattan, a quarter-mile (0.5 km) northwest of Toberonochy. Kilchattan Old Parish Church dates from the 12th C. or before, but was in ruins by the mid-19th C. Its kirkyard contains many interesting headstones, a number formed of thin slabs of local slate. Particularly notable are the four stones commemorating an Alexander Campbell (d.1829) an enthusiastic Presbyterian with a sizeable ego, who asserts that it will be "marvellous to most that I digged my grave before I died" and threatens divine judgement on anyone meddling with his memorials. The modern Kilchattan Church lies a mile (1.5 km) to the north. Kilchattan Farm was built 1853-55 and is described by Francis Groome as "a remarkably fine suite of dwellings and offices."


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