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ROSSDHU ESTATE, ST MARY'S CHAPEL WITH GRAVE MONUMENTSLB14449

Status: Removed

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
14/05/1971
Date Removed:
23/09/2016
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Parish
Luss
National Park
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
NGR
NS 36146 89588
Coordinates
236146, 689588

Removal Reason

Dual designation

Description

Dedicated 1469, now with 17th century appearance. Single storey, rectangular-plan, steeply-gabled former chapel; now roofless; interior used as Colquhoun burial ground. Rubble, ashlar margins and dressings; some later cement harl.

S (MAIN) ELEVATION: door to outer left, chamfered reveals, now barred. Window to outer right, also barred.

W GABLE: small window at centre ground; blocked small window at upper left in gable.

E GABLE: 24 tiered flight-holes in gable; small window to outer left.

N ELEVATION: blocked window to outer left, moulded cill.

INTERIOR: used as burial ground of Colquhouns. Original fireplace at upper stage on W gable, large lintel on moulded corbels; blocked window to right.

Statement of Special Interest

The chapel is a Scheduled Monument. The 15th century Rossdhu Book of Hours belonged to this chapel. It is now in the Central Library of Auckland, New Zealand. The walls may incorporate part of the medieval church.

References

Bibliography

Sir Iain Moncrieffe of that Ilk ROSSDHU: HOME OF THE CHIEFS OF CLAN COLQUHOUN (undated guide book). W Fraser THE CHIEFS OF COLQUHOUN AND THEIR COUNTRY (1869) pp59-60.

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