Listed Building

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Keil Church, (Church of Scotland) including session house and walled enclosure and excluding scheduled monument SM7826, LochalineLB13944

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NM 67100 45175
167100, 745175


Probably P MacGregor Chalmers, 1898. Simple rectangular church of 4 bays with lower single bay chancel at east gable. All whitewashed rubble with contrasting pointed long-short detailing. Entrance masked at southwest by projecting gabled porch with round-headed entrance. Small round headed windows, paired lancets in west gable divided by buttress, single lancet in east gable of chancel; stained glass in two north elevation windows, otherwise simple lattice pane glazing. Bellcote at east gable of nave, apex cross at west. Slate roof.

Plain interior with braced timber roof.

1774 Session House with later alterations, restored 1988. Simple single rendered rubble building: modern glazing. Slate roof. Simple drystone walled enclosure.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Succeeds church built on same site in 1799. The session house was added to the listing on 7 November 1988.

'Keil Church, medieval graveslabs' is Scheduled Monument No 7826 and is excluded from the listing.

Listed building record and statutory address updated in 2015. Previously listed as 'By Lochaline Keil Church of Scotland, Session House and Walled Enclosure.'



Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: CANMORE ID 22431

Ordnance Survey (Surveyed 1872-8, Published 1880) Argyllshire, Sheet LXX. 6 Inches to the Mile Map. London: Ordnance Survey.

Gaskell, P. (1968) Morvern Transformed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2nd edition. p.168.

Oban Times, 30 June 1988

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