Kilmory Knap Chapel

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Kilmory Knap Chapel


Kilmory Chapel
Type: Chapel
Grid reference: NR70277510
Location: 55°54’50"N, 5°40’40"W
Built 13th-century
Owned by: Historic Scotland

Kilmory Knap Chapel is a 13th-century Christian chapel, in the tiny hamlet of Kilmory, in Knapdale, Argyllshire.

Kilmory Knap Chapel is on Ellary Estate, next to Loch Sween, on the opposite shore to Keills Chapel. When the roof was lost the building was used as a burial enclosure. The structure was re-roofed in 1934 to hold a large collection of Early Christian cross slabs, late mediæval graveslabs and standing crosses of West Highland type, from the 14th to 16th centuries. The chapel is an important historical site of Clan Macmillan (of Knap). In the church is Macmillan's Cross, a well-preserved piece of mediæval carving, portraying the Chief of the clan with hunting dogs.[1]

The chapel and cross are cared for by Historic Scotland and are also listed as a scheduled monument.[2]


MacMillan's Cross, originally in the Chapel Cemetery
14th and 15th century grave slabs

centuries at Kilmory Chapel]]

Kilmory Knap Chapel

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  1. Kilmory Knap Chapel: Statement of Significance: Historic Environment Scotland
  2. Kilmory Chapel, MacMillan's Cross & tombstones - scheduled monument detail (Historic Environment Scotland)
  • Wilson Dobie Wilson Description of an Ancient Cross: at Kilmory in Argyleshire (1839)