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Kinlochspelve Church

This former church is situated 3.5 km east of Lochbuie House, just off the road at the head of Loch Uisg on a ridge of land separating Loch Spelve from Loch Uisg. It lies on the south side of the road not far from the parish war memorial.

Click on images to enlarge                                        Images courtesy of Dr Sue Reed

2013_1204CP (Copy) Kinlochspelve church

Kinlochspelve church south elevation showing four gothic windows

North elevation of church and war memorial

North elevation of church and war memorial

North elevation showing characteristic Telford T-shape

North elevation showing characteristic Telford T-shape

Viewed from the north east

Viewed from the north east

Viewed from the east

Viewed from the east

 

It is a parliamentary church, built in 1828 to a standard ‘Parliamentary’ design produced by Thomas Telford. A shallow T-shape in plan, it is built of dressed masonry with a slate roof, and is surrounded by a rubble-walled enclosure. An entryway transept is attached to the main nave, which is oriented east-west. There are four shallow, gothic-headed, long windows running along the south elevation of the nave and a large, gothic, six-paned, clear glass window at the western gable end. A bell housing with a pyramidal cap tops the western gable roof.

It is now privately owned and has been converted for use as a holiday let.

Grid Reference NM 652 257