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St Manire's Chapel

Standing Stone / Menhir

Folklore

'The church or chapel of St Manires (or Chapel Majore, according to Alexander), who flourished in the 6th century, stood in a knoll between Lebhal and Rhynabaich, surrounded by a burial ground used within living memory for unbaptised children. There is a (probably) a prehistoric standing stone which McConnachie says was used as a reading desk for the chapel and was said to be the remains of a stone circle. Keith writing in 1732, mentions 'The Chappel of Hermitesas Miacras or Micras' as being extant.

McConnachie 1898, Alexander 1952, Spalding Club 1847-69.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th August 2011ce

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