St Munn's Parish Church

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The church's façade.

St Munn's Parish Church is a Category-A-listed building in Kilmun on the Cowal Peninsula, Scotland.[1] This church occupies the summit of a slight knoll about ten metres from the shoreline of the Holy Loch. The existing building of 1841 is on the site of a medieval parish church, endowed as a collegiate church in 1442 by Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochawe, and a tower of that period stands to the west of the present building.

The church and medieval tower, with the northern Holy Loch in the background

Campbell mausoleum[edit]

At the north-east side of the church there is a mausoleum of the Campbell Dukes of Argyll. Rebuilt in 1795–96, it houses the effigy of Sir Duncan Campbell (died 1453) in full armour. There is a second effigy, of a female, probably Campbell's second wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir John Stewart of Ardgowan.[2]


The graveyard contains a wide range of carved headstones, the earliest dating from the seventeenth century. To the north of the church is the final resting place of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first qualified female physician in the United States.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Listed Building Report". 1971-07-20. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  2. ^ RCAHMS (1992) Argyll. An Inventory of the Monuments, Vol. 7, Mid Argyll and Cowal, Medieval and later monuments.
  3. ^ Elston, M. A. (2004). "Blackwell, Elizabeth (1821–1910)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 

Coordinates: 55°59′47″N 4°56′33″W / 55.9964°N 4.9424°W / 55.9964; -4.9424