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Glenorchy Church and Churchyard, Dalmally, Bute

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[1] A magnificent photo of what appears to be an "ancient tomb"



The church is recorded in 1390, with mention of the mountain chief, Iain Macgregor of Glenorchy (d. 1390), 2nd Chief of Clan Gregor, who was reported to have been buried on the north side of the High Altar in Dysart, at the old Church of Glenorchy.[9] Records from 1449, 1498, 1510, and 1523 mention the church or the parish. In 1854, Anderson et al. stated that in the early 16th century the church "seems to have had" an altar called the High Altar of Glensthray (Glenstrae).[7] In 1586, the church was described as being "on a certain island naturally formed and surrounded by the water of Vrquhay".[7] In 1614, Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenvrquhay paid for a nineteen-year lease for the church. In 1616, he paid another sum for the use of the church's parsonage and vicarage. In 1629, N. Cameroune was vicar of Dysart. Eight years later, Archibald Campbell of Kilmun assigned to Archibald Lord Lorne a lease of Dysart in Glenurchay, which had been granted him by Duncan Campbell, provost of Kilmun. According to Pennant in 1769, the church was described as being situated on a large isle formed by the river.[7]

The present church was constructed in 1811. It was designed by James Elliot of Edinburgh;[5][6] in 1860, the older church was still standing in the vicinity of the newer one.[6] Although it was 15 miles (24 km) away, it was the closest church to Duncan Ban MacIntyre, the Scottish Gaelic poet.[10] Church building

The churchyard was the burying place of the Macgregors.[6] Also in the church's burial ground are late medieval grave slabs that are embellished with figures of armed warriors and emblematical devices that are said to have been brought from Inishail."

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