St Patrick's Stone, Erskine

Grid reference

NS 461 724 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

246100 672400

Latitude

55.9200591813484

Longitude

-4.4630587900728065

County

Renfrewshire

Nearby places

Kilpatrick, settlement Old Kilpatrick (0.38 miles)

Sedes Patricii, Old Kilpatrick (0.38 miles)

St Patrick's Well, Old Kilpatrick (0.38 miles)

Old Kilpatrick, parish, formerly Kilpatrick (0.39 miles)

Kilpatrick, eccles. Old Kilpatrick (0.39 miles)

Object Classification

Other
stone

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The rock sits low in the water, almost underneath the Erskine Bridge. An automatic light on the rock guides shipping, shown on OS Digimap as St Patrick's Light. A legend appears in the nineteenth century associated with this stone: "there is St Patrick's Rock, near Erskine Ferry, on which, it is said, he was fishing as a boy when carried off to Ireland" (J. Bruce, 'History of the Parish of West or Old Kilpatrick'(1893) ch. 4].

Relationships with other parishes

Within Erskine, parish