Kirkbride (Blaiket) former parish, Urr

Grid reference

NX 820 670 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

282000 567000

Latitude

54.983525346733096

Longitude

-3.8441884306182748

County

Kirkcudbrightshire

Nearby places

Kirkbride, eccles., Kirkbride, Urr (0 miles)

St Colmonell's Church, Urr (1.39 miles)

Torkatrine, settlement, Urr (1.61 miles)

Urr, parish, aka Colmonell KCB (1.7 miles)

St Constantine's Church, Urr (1.7 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The NGR given is for the modern farm of Blaiket, near to which the kirk must have been.

Relationships with other places

Contains Kirkbride, eccles., Kirkbride, Urr

Parish details

Kirkbride aka Blaiket now part of Urr URR

Parish TLA

XKD

Medieval diocese

Glasgow

Parish notes

The church of St Brigit (Kirkbride also known as Blaiket) was granted to Holyrood Abbey by Uhtred of Galloway 1165 x 1174. It is referred to as ecclesia Sancte Brigide de Loublaket’ 1215 x 1232 Holyrood Lib. no. 69. For more details see Cowan 1967, under Kirkbride. Cowan assigns this Kirkbride to Nithsdale deanery: but see new Atlas, 351, which shows it (as Blaiket) in Desnes. The Atlas is more likely to be correct, as there is another Kirkbride XKG in Nithsdale deanery, now part of Durrisdeer DDR DMF.