Holywood Abbey, aka Dercongal, Holywood

Grid reference

NX 954 796 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

295400 579600

Latitude

55.09971134508315

Longitude

-3.639482345673337

County

Dumfriesshire

Nearby places

Holywood, parish, aka Dercongal (0 miles)

Kirkmahoe, eccles. Kirkmahoe (1.71 miles)

Kirkmahoe, parish (1.71 miles)

Maryfield, Terregles (1.72 miles)

Maryholm, settlement, Terregles (1.92 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Notes

For the location of the abbey at the site of the modern parish kirk, see the report in 1878: 'The intelligent sexton pointed out some places where in digging graves he had come across traces of the abbey of Darcongal, which in ancient times had stood on the ground now occupied by the churchyard' (TDGNHAS ser.2, vol. 1 (1878) 34).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Holywood, parish, aka Dercongal

Within Holywood, parish, aka Dercongal