Kirkgunzeon, parish

Grid reference

NX 866 667 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

286600 566700





Nearby places

Kirkgunzeon, eccles., Kirkgunzeon (0 miles)

Kirkgunzeon, settlement, Kirkgunzeon (0.06 miles)

St Winning's Well, Kirkgunzeon (0.14 miles)

Killymingan, settlement, Kirkgunzeon (0.66 miles)

Torkatrine, settlement, Urr (2.58 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



The parish is marked on its western boundary by Kirkgunzeon Lane, a river that forms the boundary between Kirkgunzeon and Buittle.

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The vill of Kirkgunnin was granted to Holmcultram by Uchtred son of Fergus prince of Galloway (1161x74), while the chapel of St Winninus there was confirmed to the abbey by Bp. Jocelyn of Glasgow 1174 x 1199 (Holm Cultram nos. 120, 120a, 136-38). This chapel, which became parochial, was frequently in dispute between the monks and successive bishops of Glasgow. The former retained their rights however, and the revenues of the church were leased to Herries of Terregles in 1387, while the cure was served by one of the monks (ibid. nos. 139, 141a, f, i; CPP i, 576). The effective end to the connection between Holm Cultram and the church came with the Schism (1378-1417) and control had evidently been lost by 1391, the parsonage being obtained in the early 15th c. by William Croyser, archdeacon of Teviotdale, in commendam (ibid.; CPL vii, 67, 344). See Cowan 1967, 120 for more details, more disputes (this time between Glasgow bpc. and lay patrons the Herries) and more refs.