23 September 2008

St Conans Kirk (church)









...................................Robert the Bruce................................


The original St Conan's Kirk at Loch Awe was built between 1881 and 1886, and comprised the nave and part of the choir of the later church that visitors see today. Walter Campbell had grander plans, however, and in 1907 he began work on a much more ambitious church. Walter worked on this until his death in 1914, and his sister Helen ran the project from 1918 until her death in 1927. It was completed by their trustees. All the stone used to build the church came from boulders on nearby hillsides that were rolled to the site before being worked.
Not the best of shots as it was a very damp rainy day when we saw this church. Inside was fabulous but unfortunately most of my images didn't turn out well.

5 comments:

Jeanette said...

What a beautiful place!

Carole said...

Oh yes jeanette my images do not do it justice. I think it must have been the nicest and most unusal church I have ever seen. There were 2 doors at the rear of the church that opened out onto a paved area with a sundial in the centre. The view was outstanding, mountains and loch awe could be seen. It was so beautiful even in the rain.

Susanne49 said...

These are pictures like out of a movie. I can imagine people in their old costumes wandering through the corridors and sitting in the church!

Beautiful, no... it's perfect!!!

Carole said...

Thankyou Sue. It was an incredible building and it's on my list for a revisit next year holefully on a nice bright day.

Double "D" said...

Carole,

I like picture# 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10