St Kessog's Chapel, Balvie, New Kilpatrick

Grid reference

NS 532 745 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

253200 674500





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Gartconnel, New Kilpatrick (1.28 miles)

Kilmardinny, settlement New Kilpatrick (1.54 miles)

New Kilpatrick, modern parish (1.58 miles)

St Germains, New Kilpatrick (1.9 miles)

St Patrick's Well, Strathblane (2.1 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



The association of St Kessog's Chapel with this site is made for the following reasons: a] RMS ii no. 2648 grants to Walter Logan of Gartconnel, inter alia, 'the lands of Balweys-Logane, extending to 4 merks of land pa.a., with half the chapel of St Kessog'. b] Balweys-Logane refers to Balvey or Balvie, which is the former name of the house now called Mains, New Kilpatrick, at NS537751. The nearby house of Little Balvie confirms this. c] The association of St Kessog's Chapel with the lands if Balvey/Mains, combined with the place-name Chapel Couch, about 500 metres away and presumably on the lands of Balvey/Mains, suggests that this is the location of the chapel of St Kessog. The NGR given is for OS Digimap 'Chapel Couch', for which site NMRS records (Canmap ID: 44543) that in the nineteenth century an old kirk (sic) was still spoken of, and a cemetery was attached. No trace now remains of chapel or graveyard on the surface, but excavation at the site did expose some remains of the walls of a possible chapel.

Relationships with other parishes

Within New Kilpatrick, modern parish

Within Old Kilpatrick, parish, formerly Kilpatrick (formerly)