NS3478 : St Mahew's Chapel

taken 8 years ago, near to Geilston, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

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St Mahew's Chapel
St Mahew's Chapel
See NS3478 : St Mahew's Chapel for further details. See NS3478 : St Mahew's Chapel, Kirkton for another contributor's image. Click on the end-note title for other views, and for related images, including pictures of the old burial ground beside the chapel.

St Mahew's Chapel stands alongside NS3478 : Darleith Road, and its presence is reflected in the name of the clachan of Kirkton, in which the building is located, and of nearby Kilmahew Estate (see NS3578 : Pond in Kilmahew Estate and NS3578 : Kilmahew Castle).

An old coffin road, the Stoneymollan Road, evidently led to the burial ground beside the chapel.

Click on the end-note title for other views, and for related images.
St Mahew's Chapel
This building is a restoration (carried out from 1950-53, following historical research) of one that was dedicated in 1467. However, there is known to have been a chapel here in the fourteenth century. There may have been a religious building on this site from the early sixth century onwards. See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for more information on the building, and for details of an incised cross-slab kept within it.
The Stoneymollan Road :: NS3681
This route from Balloch to the clachan of Kirkton was an old coffin road (see LinkExternal link for details); its destination was the burial ground at St Mahew's Chapel LinkExternal link near Cardross. The eastern part of this old road lies upon one of several parallel ridges; the underlying geology must therefore have played an important role in determining its course.
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Date Taken
Friday, 3 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 23 October, 2010
Geographical Context
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3420 7864 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.3223N 4:39.5016W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3418 7864
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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