(Cille Mhoire)

A largely abandoned settlement scattered around the mouth of the Kilmory River as it flows into Kilmory Bay on the northern coastline of Rum in the Inner Hebrides, Kilmory (Gael: Cille Mhoire) was once the main settlement on the island before the clearances of 1826-8. Three roofed buildings remain, one being Kilmory Lodge, together with the footings of at least sixteen others. These include the remains of the former Laundry for Kinloch Castle, well out of sight of the Laird and his guests. Nearby are the remains of an extensive rig and furrow cultivation system. There is no trace of St. Mary's Church, which was mentioned by Martin Martin in 1694, although an old burial ground remains extant and is a scheduled ancient monument. There is also a sandstone cross shaft dating from the 7th or 8th C. The settlement is at the centre of a long term study of red deer, which are often seen nearby, and a researcher is based here. Kilmory is shown on a map of Rum in Blaeu's Atlas of Scotland of 1654.

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