Rodel

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Rodel
Rodel.jpg
View of Rodel, with St Clement's church
Rodel is located in Outer Hebrides
Rodel
Rodel
Location within the Outer Hebrides
LanguageScottish Gaelic
English
OS grid referenceNG046828
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF HARRIS
Postcode districtHS5
Dialling code01859
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°44′17″N 6°57′50″W / 57.738°N 6.964°W / 57.738; -6.964Coordinates: 57°44′17″N 6°57′50″W / 57.738°N 6.964°W / 57.738; -6.964

Rodel (Scottish Gaelic: Roghadal) is a village on the south-eastern coast of Harris, an island in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. Rodel is situated in the parish of Harris.[1] It was formerly the historic capital of Harris,[1] and the main port, before Tarbert took the title.

St Clement's Church (Eaglais Chliamhain) is a 16th-century church which was founded by the 8th Chief of MacLeod[2] and is dedicated to Pope Clement I. The church was built using local Lewisian gneiss rock.[3] It overlooks Loch Rodel. This well-preserved church is currently under the responsibility of Historic Scotland.

Located near the harbour is Rodel Hotel. This was built in 1781 and was originally home to Captain Alexander MacLeod[4] of Berneray who had bought the Isle of Harris in 1779.[5] It was restored in 2001.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harris, Rodel, General". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ "St Clement's Church". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Harris, Rodel, St Clement's Church". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Rodel - A Destination of Remarkable History". Scotland. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Harris, Rodel Harbour". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Harris, Rodel Hotel". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 19 December 2014.

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