Kirkeoch, eccles., Kirkchrist, Twynholm

Grid reference

NX 665 500 (general (1km))

Six-figure easting & northing

266500 550000

Latitude

54.826928788638384

Longitude

-4.078382501228966

Altitude (metres)

25

County

Kirkcudbrightshire

Nearby places

Kirkeoch, settlement, Kirkchrist, Twynholm (0 miles)

St Mary's Priory/Isle, Trail, Kirkcudbright (0.75 miles)

Kirkchrist, ~eccles. Kirkchrist, Twynholm (1.02 miles)

Kirkchrist, former parish, Twynholm (1.02 miles)

Kirkchrist, settlement, Twynholm (1.2 miles)

Object Classification

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The NGR given here is for Kirkeoch farm, where bones have allegedly been found, suggesting a possible cemetery here, and therefore that the nunnery might have been located here (NMRS), However, other evidence points towards a site a little further to the south, in the area of NX6548, where Upper and Lower Nunton, and Nun Mill may suggest the proximity of a nunnery. However, the nuns' toun and mill may well have been at a distance from the convent. See NMRS for discussion. The nunnery/chapel gives its name to the settlement of Kirkeoch, and to Kirkeoch Hill, Kirkeoch Plantation, and Kirkeoch Burn, all nearby.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Kirkchrist, former parish, Twynholm (formerly)

Within Twynholm, parish