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Keir, modern parish
NX 859 931 (accurate position)
Six-figure easting & northing
Penfillan, settlement, Keir (0.38 miles)
St Michael's Church, Dalgarnock, Closeburn (1.04 miles)
Dalgarnock, former parish, Closeburn (1.04 miles)
Penpont, parish DMF (1.06 miles)
St Ninian's Well, Dalgarnock, Closeburn (1.1 miles)
Parish (extant in 1975)
Is linear feature?
Relationships with other parishes
Within Holywood, parish, aka Dercongal (formerly)
Contains Keir, modern parish
Within Keir, modern parish
Relationships with other places
Contains Killbride, eccles, Keir
Contains Kirkbride, settlement, Keir
Contains Penfillan, settlement, Keir
Keir formerly in Holywood HOL.
The modern parish of Keir KER immediately to the south was earlier ‘a pendicle of the Abbacy and a part of the Parish of Holywood ... but lately divided from it and erected into a Parish’ (Geog. Coll. iii, 207). A Roman road with forts etc. seems to have gone up east (i.e. opposite) side of the Nith. Note that NSA says name may come from a fort, but no trace of eponymous fort known in the parish.