NG0483 : St Clement's church, Rodel

taken 6 years ago, near to Rodel/Roghadal, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

St Clement's church, Rodel
St Clement's church, Rodel
With a fine flowering of Primroses at the end of May.
Týr Chliamainn, Roghadal / St Clement's, Rodel

This little cruciform church dedicated to St Clement dates originally from the early C16th but has had two major restorations in 1787 and 1873 - the second at the behest of Catherine Herbert, Countess of Dunmore as a plaque on the church attests. With a further restoration in 1913 carried out by W. T. Oldrieve, who stripped off the harling.
It has also had numerous other repairs after fires, lightning strikes and similar calamities!
It is now in the care of Historic Scotland, so hopefully its future is assured. Inside is a little treasure trove of interest and it is very much worth a visit if you are visiting Lewis with Harris.
The Gaelic name (Týr Chliamainn) means "Clement's Tower"
The most remarkable survivor in this church is the tomb of Alisdair MacLeod see LinkExternal link
See also the Canmore website's informative site record here LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Islands 
Place (from Tags)
Rodel/Roghadal  Isle of Harris 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 0476 8318 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:44.4536N 6:57.7947W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 0479 8320
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Na H-Eileanan an Iar/Outer Hebrides  Historic Scotland 

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