Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Planning Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
NB 51928 65157
151928, 965157


Medieval church (RCAHMS suggest a 14th century date; W D Simpson a 12th-13th century one) which fell in to ruin and was restored/re-roofed under supervision of James S Richardson, 1911-12. Rectangular-plan; but at east end, sharing wall-plan of gable, a little lean-to on each flank - that to north an intercommunicating sacristy, that to south a chapel with its own entrance door on its west wall (Simpson drew parallels with the plan of Norse buildings such as Gardar).

Rubble-built with ashlar dressings, many of the latter replacements by Richardson, including those at the entrance door. Single light in each gable. Slate roofs (of the type used at Rodel). Set in little kirkyard, enclosed by plain rubble dyke; also revivalist tall Celtic cross of St John's Iona type.

Statement of Special Interest

1631 bell (said to have originally been the old Stornoway kirk bell) and other artefacts associated with this building now in Episcopal church, Stornoway. Ecclesiastical building in infrequent ecclesiastical use.



RCASHS INVENTORY, 1928, No 8. Simpson, THE CASTLE OF BERGEN, etc 1961 p7.

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.

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