Kirkmabreck, eccles., Kirkmabreck

Grid reference

NX 492 565 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

249200 556500

Latitude

54.88039063352638

Longitude

-4.350872265129735

Altitude (metres)

140

County

Kirkcudbrightshire

Nearby places

Kirkmabreck, parish KKK (KCB) (0 miles)

Kirkmabreck, settlement, Kirkmabreck (0.59 miles)

Kirkbride, eccles, Kirkmabreck (0.63 miles)

Kirkbride, settlement, Kirkmabreck (0.92 miles)

Kirkdale, former parish, Kirkmabreck (1.99 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

In 1684 it ws recorded that the kirk 'was taken down and left desolate and the parish Kirk was then built at the said Chapel (at the ferrietoun), and therefore the parish is sometimes also called the Ferritoun, which Ferritown is a little clachan upon the east side of the river of Cree', and that it was so called 'from some saint or other, whose name they say was McBreck, a part of whose statue in wood was about thirty years since, in ane old Chapel at the ferrietoun ...' (Geog. Coll. ii, 67). The ruins of the church are described by NMRS.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Kirkmabreck, parish KKK (KCB)

Relationships with other places

Adjacent Kirkmabreck, settlement, Kirkmabreck