NG0483 : MacLeod gravestones at Rodel

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

MacLeod gravestones at Rodel
MacLeod gravestones at Rodel
A Commonwealth War Grave of R. MacLeod, Deck Hand on HMS Vivid III [Age 22, September 1916]. [HMS Vivid (I-III) were apparently shore establishments LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) - I'm not sure if the rank of deck hand would be applied to a shore establishment].
Allan McLeod, Agent for the West Coast Mission at Strond [Age 65, February 1877]
Mary Macleod [Age 16, July 1865]
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
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Religious sites  Islands  People, Events  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Rodel/Roghadal  Isle of Harris 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 0475 8319 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:44.4586N 6:57.8055W
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