Eye, former parish, Stornoway (Lewis)

Grid reference

NB 484 322 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

148400 932200







Nearby places

St Columba's Church, Stornoway (Lewis) (0 miles)

Sgeir Phadric, Stornoway (Eye) (Lewis) (1.37 miles)

Tobar Huisdein, Stornoway (Lewis) (2.02 miles)

St Cowstans Chapel, Stornoway (Lewis) (2.14 miles)

Cnoc Eoin, Stornoway (Lewis) (2.25 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for Eaglais na h-Aoidhe, St Columba's Church.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Stornoway, parish (Lewis)

Relationships with other places

Contains Sgeir Phadric, Stornoway (Eye) (Lewis)

Contains St Columba's Church, Stornoway (Lewis)

Parish details

Eye in Lewis

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

An independent parsonage in lay patronage during the 15th c., presentations to the church, which was one of the 4 parish kirks of Lewis, continue to be made by the crown till the very eve of the Reformation, although a presentation to the church of Nahayis in 1559 may be to the church of Ness (CPL viii, 469; ix, 169; x, 685; RSS i no.1332; v no.640; RMS iii nos. 1400, 1830, iv no. 750). This possiblitity is strangthened by the fact that the parsonage of Eie in Loise pertained to the bp. of the Isles at the Reformation, its annexation if such it was, having taken place after 1552 when the church was held by the archdeacon of the Isles (Coll. de Rebus Alban, 4; RMS iv no.750). Cowan 1967, 64. It looks like the parish kirk was dedicated to Columba.’St Collum in Ey’, referred to by Martin Martin in 1716 (1981 reprint, 27). NB487323. Church remains probably 14th c. (Redford 1988, 164).