Scheduled Monument

Cnoc an Teampuill,chapelSM5530

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Ecclesiastical: chapel
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 58777 63680
258777, 863680


The monument consists of the remains of a chapel of unknown date, located on E-sloping ground in an arable field. The monument, known as Cnoc an Teampuill, survives as an oval mound of stone which measures about 21m E-W by 18m N-S and is up to 1.5m high. Limited trenching some years ago revealed three short lengths of lime-mortar bonded wall which indicate the location of a rectangular building about 14m E-W by about 11m to 12m N-S within the mound. The date of the chapel is unknown.

The area to be scheduled measures 45m in diameter to include the probable chapel, the overlying mound of stone and an area round in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the chapel may survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of the construction and architecture of minor medieval and/or post medieval ecclesiastical buildings.



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 56 SE 11.

About Scheduled Monuments

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Scheduling is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for monuments and archaeological sites of national importance as set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

We schedule sites and monuments that are found to be of national importance using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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