Bornish Church, originally uploaded by DonaldUist.

St. Mary’s Church, 1837/8 — 

A solitary, oblong church with stark but haunting simplicity located in Bornish, South Uist. It originally had the priest’s house combined under the same roof, but this was remodeled as the chancel by A. R. Conlon, c.1955. Conlon also enhanced its austere profile with the addition of modest wings, balancing a vestry and lady chapel on either side, with a porch and apsed baptistery off the east end.



Eaglais Naomh Muire, Bornais, originally uploaded by Rory Francis.

Edited from “Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide”, by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

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I've had a passion for everything British my entire life, despite being raised as a small-town girl in the American Midwest, After years of dreaming, I got the chance to live and work in England for an entire year. Now I write about my favorite country, and hopefully inspire my fellow Britophiles to get over there and experience it for themselves.

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