St Colman Elo's Church, eccles. Buittle

Grid reference

NX 807 598 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

280700 559800







Nearby places

Buittle, parish (0 miles)

Mary's Pool, Buittle/Urr (1.22 miles)

Kirkennan, eccles, Buittle (1.6 miles)

Kirkennan, settlement, Buittle (1.62 miles)

St Peter's Church, modern, Dalbeattie, Urr (1.67 miles)

Object Classification



Is linear feature?



The dedication of this church is attested in papal letters referring to 'the parish church of St Colmanell de Botylle' (1381, CPLS i, 67-8) and 'the parish church of St Colmanell of Butyll (1398 CPLS ii, 80). There seems to have been a well near the church, referred to in a booklet by the minister of the parish in circa 1905 (R.T. Tarbet, 'Buittle Parish-Past and Present8 (c.1905): 'The name of the old church has almost disappeared; it only survives in the name of a well within a bow-shot of the ruins — San Comell. It springs in a field called the "Meikle Kirkland," which was no doubt once the property of the church. San, of course, is Saint, and Comell is an evident corruption of Colmanell.'

Relationships with other parishes

Within Buittle, parish

Within Buittle, parish