St Ninian's Hospital, Kingcase, MPK

Grid reference

NS 346 247 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

234600 624700

Latitude

55.48805532137868

Longitude

-4.618093338060725

Altitude (metres)

13

County

Ayrshire

Nearby places

Maryborough, MPK, Ayrshire (0.22 miles)

Monkton & Prestwick, parish (0.31 miles)

St Nicholas Parish Church, Prestwick (0.56 miles)

St Nicholas's Well, Prestwick (1.08 miles)

Prestwick St Nicholas, parish (burgh) (1.08 miles)

Object Classification

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

This was site of a hospital traditionally founded by Robert Bruce as a leper hospital. The foundation is linked to a well nearby (Kingcase Well). The dedication to St Ninian seems firmly entrenched. NMRS record on site is extensive and should be consulted. The site of the hospital is now covered by a housing estate, but the saint is still honoured by the presence of St Ninian's Road, which runs north from the area once occupied by St Ninian's Hospital, and nearby St Ninian's Public Park (OS Digimap). In 1452 the king granted to Hugh Wallace (Hugoni Valace) the hospital of Kingcase (hospitulariis domus de Kilcase), for his faithful service; also the lands of Spitalschellis (RMS ii no. 528).

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Monkton & Prestwick, parish