NG0483 : Crucifix in St Clement's Church, Rodel

taken 6 years ago, near to Rodel/Roghadal, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Crucifix in St Clement's Church, Rodel
Crucifix in St Clement's Church, Rodel
The obverse side of a small carving in a window on the south side at the west end. For the reverse see NG0483 : Carved stone in St Clement's Church, Rodel.
Týr Chliamainn, Roghadal / St Clement's, Rodel

This little cruciform church dedicated to St Clement dates originally from the early C16th but has had two major restorations in 1787 and 1873 - the second at the behest of Catherine Herbert, Countess of Dunmore as a plaque on the church attests. With a further restoration in 1913 carried out by W. T. Oldrieve, who stripped off the harling.
It has also had numerous other repairs after fires, lightning strikes and similar calamities!
It is now in the care of Historic Scotland, so hopefully its future is assured. Inside is a little treasure trove of interest and it is very much worth a visit if you are visiting Lewis with Harris.
The Gaelic name (Týr Chliamainn) means "Clement's Tower"
The most remarkable survivor in this church is the tomb of Alisdair MacLeod see Link
See also the Canmore website's informative site record here LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Islands 
Place (from Tags)
Rodel/Roghadal  Isle of Harris 
Primary Subject of Photo
Carved Stone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 0475 8317 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:44.4478N 6:57.8040W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 0476 8317
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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St Clements Church  Historic Scotland  Na H-Eileanan an Iar/Outer Hebrides 

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