St Columbas Chapel, Lewis

National Grid Reference (NGR): NB 48460 32250, map


Eye, Stornoway
Ross and Cromarty


St Columbas Chapel, Lewis

This site is said to be a long, narrow building of two components, divided by a thick wall that contains an arched passageway. The eastern room is 20m by 5. 5m (internally), while the western one is 8m by 5. 5m. The character of the masonry suggests that the chapel was built at different periods. The east section has plain, simple slit windows that are splayed on the inside. The western romm is said to be of a later, Norman, date and uses 'less primitive' masonry. It has simple windows too. It is not clear at this stage as to the condition of the building. Researched and written by J. Dowling, 27/2/04.

Carved stone