Carn Ma-Cheasoig, Luss

Grid reference

NS 358 900 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

235800 690000

Latitude

56.07463701752339

Longitude

-4.638461102486139

Altitude (metres)

10

County

Dunbartonshire

Nearby places

Inchmoan, Luss (1.2 miles)

St Kessog's Church, Luss (1.75 miles)

Luss, parish (1.75 miles)

Inchmurrin, Kilmaronock (2.15 miles)

St Mirren's Chapel, Kilmaronock (2.22 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

NMRS records (Canmore ID 42548) the presence of a cairn of stones at this site, known as 'Carn-Ma-Cheasoig'. Local legends suggested that it was the place of the supposed martyrdom of the saint, patron of Luss. A baptismal font (late medieval?) and the stone effigy of a bishop (supposedly a thirteenth- or early fourteenth-century carving of St Kessog) were found in the cairn when it was removed during road-widening works in the eighteenth century (Lacaille 1934, 100).

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Luss, parish