Kilchousland, former parish, Campbeltown, Kintyre

Grid reference

NR 751 220 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

175100 622000







Nearby places

Kilchousland, settlement Campbeltown (0.06 miles)

Island Davaar, Campbeltown (Kintyre) (1.26 miles)

Islachattan, Campbeltown (1.59 miles)

Loch Kilkerran, Campbeltown (Kintyre) (1.8 miles)

Kildalloig, ~eccles. Campbeltown (1.99 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Relationships with other parishes

Within Campbeltown, modern parish

Relationships with other places

Contains Kilchousland, ~eccles. CAM (Kintyre)

Contains Kilchousland, settlement Campbeltown

Parish details

Kilchousland now part of Campbeltown CAM

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Erected into a prebend of Argyll shortly before 1428, its patronage lying with the lords of the Isles (CSSR ii, 188-9). No mention of the prebend as such occurs after 1433, and with the forfeiture of the lords of the isles, the patronage of the church passed to the Crown and was thereafter granted by James IV as a mensal church of the bishopric of Argyll in 1508, and as such it remained (CPL viii, 468; RSS i, no.404; RMS ii no.3208; Argyll Inventory cited OPS ii (1), 19). Cowan 1967, 97-8. In 1617 this parish was united to Kilcharrane and Kilmichell (APS iv, 605, 607). Seems to have extended from north shore of Loch Kilkerran to the borders of Glensaddell, and in breadth c. half way across Kintyre.