Assynt Old Parish Church
A place of worship since the 11th century.
Assynt is first mentioned in the papal taxation roll around 1275.
The present church is built on the site of the medieval site and replaced a building from the 1740s. This was the parish church of Assynt until 1898. The rector of Assynt Parish Church lived in walking distance at the manse house - none other than the Inchnadamph Lodge built in 1821. He moved to Lochinver after the land clearances whereby more of the population was on the coastal edge.
The burial vault of the MacLeod’s of Assynt, in the churchyard, is thought to date from the 16th century. It incorporates large stones, probably from the medieval church as there is carved stonework of medieval date around its entrance.
Just out of the churchyard, a large oval enclosure, known as a homestead moat, is said to be the sleeping place of the Chief of MacLeod in time of danger.