St Machan's Church, Campsie

Grid reference

NS 610 796 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

261000 679600





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Campsie, parish (0 miles)

St Machan's Well, Campsie (0.06 miles)

Kilwinnet, settlement Campsie (0.47 miles)

Maryland, settlement Campsie (0.62 miles)

St Mary's Chapel, Craigbarnet, Campsie (1.29 miles)

Object Classification



Is linear feature?



Aberdeen Calendar 28 Sept (iiij Kl. Octobris) states that St Machan was buried here: 'In Scocia Sancti Machani episcopi. Hic apud Campsi in Lenox sepultus'. Walter Stirling of Ballagan (about halfway between the kirks of Strathblane and Campsie) died in 1549, and in his will it was directed that his remains should be buried 'in humo Sancti Mathani'. It is likely that he was buried in the Campsie kirkyard (Smith, Strathblane, p. 151). The text of his will includes the following: 'Ego vero Valteruus Striveling, eger corpore sanus tamen mente, condo testamentum meum in hunc modum, do et lego animam meam Deo Omnipotenti, corpusque meum sepeliendum fore in humo Sancti Mathani (for Machani), et quatuor denarios fabrice Sancti Kentigerni' (presumably Glasgow Cathedral). Cited in W. Fraser, The Stirlings of Keiir and their family papers', 165-6. NMRS records that it was abandoned in 1828, when the new parish church was built (at NS 6282 7800), and is now reduced to a fragment consisting only of the W gable, part of the N wall, and the footings of part of the S wall' (Canmore ID: 45185).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Campsie, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Machan's Well, Campsie

90 metres away