Kirkbride, former parish, Maybole (Carrick)

Grid reference

NS 262 159 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

226200 615900





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Nearby places

Kirkbride, eccles. Maybole (0 miles)

Kirkbride, settlement, Kirkbride, Maybole (0.57 miles)

Low Ladywell, settlement Maybole (0.61 miles)

Ladywell, ~well, Maybole (0.61 miles)

High Ladywell, settlement Maybole (0.62 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



The parish of Kirkbride, to judge from the charter evidence, e.g. in North Berwick Chrs, coincided with two secular territories granted by Duncan earl of Carrick and his man Roger de Skelbrook to Melrose in th 1190s: 'Meibothelbeg an Bethoc' and 'Largas'--cf. reference to church as "Kirkbride of Largs" (SEA i, no. 98). This is essentially the whole headland of the Brown Carrick Hill. NMRS records 'the ruins of the former parish of Kirkbride ... in a little used graveyard on Dunduff farm', and describe the site.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Maybole, parish

Parish details

Kirkbride in Carrick now part of Maybole MAY (various sources say since after 1571, though some suggest earlier relationship).

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Medieval diocese


Parish notes

(‘de ecclesia’) Kyrkbrid [rubric]; (church of) Kyrkbryde; [part of 1418 [?] Inspeximus; (right and patronage of all the church which I have I give to the nuns ‘in capella de Kylbryde in Karryg’’ [in original grant 1204x1250] Nor. ber. Cart. no.28 Granted to North Berwick by Duncan son of Gilbert of Carrick [1189x1250 (Nor. Ber. Cart. nos.13, 15, 28), who also granted to church of Maybole to the priory, the church of Kirkbride was possibly always a pendicle of that church. it certainly was so by 1409 and thus continued at the Reformation when its revenues, as part of Maybole, still pertained to the nunnery (GRH Vat. Trans. ii no.40; Ass. 170). Cowan 1967, 118.