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Eriskay St Michael's R.c. Church, Eriskay

Description: Eriskay St Michael's R.c. Church

Category: C(S)
Date Listed: 15 January 1980
Historic Scotland Building ID: 18770

OS Grid Coordinates: 78656, 812055
Latitude/Longitude: 57.0869, -7.3067

Location: Balla, Eilean Siar HS8 5JJ

Locality: Eriskay
County: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Country: Scotland
Postcode: HS8 5JJ

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Listing Text

Opened May 1903. Plain Gothic apsidal church (with presbytery
adjoining) raised on hill overlooking village. Coursed
squared rubble, contrasting painted margins and long and
short dressings. South gable gallery window and windows
flanking cross in apse with stylised plate tracery; other
windows lancets, single 2 or 3-light. Porch at south end of
east wall has pointed doorway and corbelled apex belfry.
Cross finial. Slate roof.
Interior: triple-arched chancel screen with cusped framing
above; altar supported on boat's bow, ship's lamp on nearby
column. Gallery to south with balustraded front. Stone font
in porch may be from an earlier building. Enclosed by
rubble-built wall (harled at south and at east).
Iron bell to north east on iron frame is from S.M.S.
Derfflinger, and recovered from Scapa Flow.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

References:
F Thomson, THE UISTS AND BARRA, 1974, pp.162-3.

Notes:
Ecclesiastical building in use as such.
Built during ministry of Father Allan MacDonald, poet and
folklorist.
Presbytery is too altered to merit inclusion on the list.

Source: Historic Scotland

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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