Kilblain, ~eccles., Greenock

Grid reference

NS 274 764 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

227400 676400

Latitude

55.94961714373009

Longitude

-4.7645260649182415

Altitude (metres)

20

County

Renfrewshire

Nearby places

Kilblain, settlement, Greenock (0 miles)

Greenock, modern parish (0.26 miles)

Bay of St Laurence, Greenock (0.45 miles)

St Laurence's Chapel, Greenock (0.69 miles)

Kilbirnie, settlement, Greenock (1.32 miles)

Object Classification

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The existence of the chapel may be inferred from the settlement-name, Kilblain, and from local tradition. Weir reports (1829, 6-7) that, 'a little below Kilblain [the settlement] stood the remains of a Catholic chapel, and the tenant was permitted to remove the stones to enclose his garden, in doing which a variety of old coins were found, and more particularly the Cruikstone dollar'. The saint's memory - or that of the chapel - is maintained in the local names Kilblain Street and Kilblain Court (OS Digimap) at or near the site of the chapel.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Greenock, modern parish

Within Inverkip, parish (formerly)