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The Church of Scotland at Cornaigmore

Photograph of the Church of Scotland at Cornaig.

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Courtesy of Mrs Fiona Munn

Due to difficulties in obtaining use of the Congregational Chapel in Cornaig, the Kirkapol Session decided to build a new church accommodating 200 worshippers. The Duke of Argyll granted one eighth of an acre in Cornaigmore at an annual feu of one shilling.

A building committee was set up comprising the minister, Rev Thomas MacPherson, and six elders. Donald MacDonald of Caoles put in the successful tender of £530 for the building work. Grants were promised by the Church of Scotland and one of the elders, Thomas Barr, offered to advance the money at 4% interest.

The new church opened for public worship in 1899 ‘notwithstanding the very boisterous nature of the weather’ and continued as a place of worship until the mid-1970s. It has since been sold as a dwelling house.

Black and white photograph of the old Church of Scotland at Cornaigmore.

The old Church of Scotland at Cornaigmore.

Object Details

Other Number: R73
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – R1-99
Current Location: normal location

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