Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Planning Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
South Uist
NF 78656 12055
78656, 812055


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.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Built during ministry of Father Allan MacDonald, poet and


Presbytery is too altered to merit inclusion on the list.



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

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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