St Conan's Kirk
St Conan’s Kirk, Church of Scotland, is located in the parish of Loch Awe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is situated on a crag high above the water amid vegetation which includes roses, honeysuckle, and ivy, and is surrounded by large trees. It was established as a chapel of ease by the Campbells of Innis Chonan. St Conan's Tower is 0.5 miles (0.80 km) away. The church is protected as a category A listed building.
Architecture and fittings
It was designed by the self-made architect Walter Douglas Campbell, and built in 1881-6; with renovation in 1906. The heavy oak beams in the cloister are believed to have come from the (then) recently broken up wooden battleships, HMS Caledonia and HMS Duke of Wellington. An eccentric blend of church styles, from ancient Roman to Norman, it is built of local stone. It consists of a nave and chancel, with the chancel-stalls being canopied. Large, unsmoothed boulders of granite from nearby Ben Cruachan, form the piers which carry the chancel arch, and the transepts make the Sacred Cross. There is also a tower and spire.
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