NG0483 : Commemorative stone at St Clement's, Rodel

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

Commemorative stone at St Clement's, Rodel
Commemorative stone at St Clement's, Rodel
Recording the restoration of the church by Catherine Herbert, Countess of Dunmore, in 1873.
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)
Monday, 18 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Islands  People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
Isle of Harris  Rodel/Roghadal 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 0476 8318 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:44.4536N 6:57.7947W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 0476 8318
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Historic Scotland  Na H-Eileanan an Iar/Outer Hebrides  Restoration 

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