Kilmeny Old Parish Church, Islay
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The most interesting historical remain in the burial ground is the stub of what appears to be a churchyard cross, set on a small knoll. The stone is slab-shaped and broken off about 0.3m above ground level.
Telford's ChurchIn 1828 Parliament gave funds for a series of new churches and manses to seve remote areas of Scotland. The churches and manses were designed by Thomas Telford, more known for his bridge designs. The 'Telford churches', or 'Parliamentary churches' as they were called, were designed with simplicity in mind.
It won't take long to explore the chapel and burial ground; the chapel ruins are scanty, and the main interest here is really the variety of 18th century and older grave stones. Do take a moment to walk off the main drive to see the Telford church, a lovely sight in its woodland setting.
Because Islay is an island the 'nearest accommodation' properties listed below may not be on Islay itself but on the Scottish mainland. The best source we have found for accommodation on the island is Isle of Islay.com, a dedicated local website offering a wonderful mix of local information, history, activities, and accommodation information.
About Kilmeny Old Parish Church
Address: Ballygrant, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, PA45 7QW
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Near the current parish church at Kilmeny, off the A846 immediately west of Ballygrant.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Finlaggan Castle - 2 miles (Castle)
Dun Nosebridge - 3.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Bowmore Round Church - 5.9 miles (Historic Church)
Loch Gruinart RSPB Nature Reserve - 7.1 miles (Countryside)
Kilnave Chapel and Cross - 7.5 miles (Historic Church)
Claggain Bay Standing Stone - 9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Museum of Islay Life - 9.3 miles (Museum)
Kildalton Cross - 10 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Kilmeny Old Parish Church:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Kilmeny Old Parish Church. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Bowmore (Isle of Islay)
Tourist Information Centre
Isle of Islay
Argyll and Bute
Tel: 01496 810 254