Mauchline, parish

Grid reference

NS 497 272 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

249700 627200





Nearby places

St Michael's Church, Mauchline (0 miles)

St Michael's Well, Mauchline (0.12 miles)

Ladyyard, Tarbolton (2.06 miles)

Catrine, settlement, Sorn (2.22 miles)

St Cuthbert's Holm, Catrine, Sorn (2.45 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR is parish church (Mauchline Old Church and other names), built 1829; on site of St Michael's Church.

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Muirkirk, modern parish (formerly)

Contains Sorn, modern parish, aka Dalgain (formerly)

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

In origin a chapel situated within lands pertaining to Melrose by 1178 , the teinds belonged to the abbey from that date owing to their immunity from tithe on their land (Melr. Lib. no.*73). In 1315, however, when this immunity was about to be lost, the church was made parochial. Ibid. nos.407-8). See Cowan 1967, 144 s.n.. But note that it is referred to as 'the church of St Michael' (situated in the territory of Mauchline) in 1170s (Melr. Lib. no.*73) The parish of Sorn had a small detached part which was surrounded by the par. of Mauchline (MAU) viz Garfield (part). In 1891 this was transferred to MAU. (Fr. Topname Memo): See Melr. Lib. nos. 66 & 67 for detailed marches of 'terra de Makelin' in late 12th c. Note also early reference in Nennius 'im Machlind in Cuil' - in Mauchline in Kyle - and its miraculous quern - see Watson 1926, 187 & footnote.