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STALCAIRE MEMORIAL, ST CROSS CHURCHYARD, PORTNACROISHLB12348

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
15/11/1989
Last Date Amended
31/07/2015
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Parish
Lismore And Appin
NGR
NM 92708 47268
Coordinates
192708, 747268

Description

Circa 1910. Roughly hewn granite obelisk with inscribed plinth and stepped base. Inscribed, 'A. D. 1468. Above this spot was fought the bloody battle of Stalc, in which many hundreds fell, when the Stewarts and the Maclarens, their allies, in defence of Dugald, chief of Appin, son of Sir John Stewart, Lord of Lorn and Innermeath, defeated the combined forces of the Macdougalls and the Macfarlanes'.

Statement of Special Interest

This memorial commemorates the defeat of the MacDougalls by the Stewarts at the Battle of Stalcaire in 1468. It is situated on a steep outcrop of rock within the churchyard of the Scottish Episcopal St Cross Church (or Church Of The Holy Cross) at Portnacroish, 450 metres west of Castle Stalker. Immediately behind the churchyard is Laggan na Falla (the hollow of treachery) where the heaviest fighting of the battle of Stalc took place.

Listed building record and statutory address updated in 2015. Previously listed as 'Portnacroish, St Cross Churchyard, Stalcaine memorial'.

References

Bibliography

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/canmore.html CANMORE ID: 23304

Walker F. A. (2000) The Buildings Of Scotland – Argyll and Bute. London: Penguin Books Ltd p.433

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