Brydskirk, Irvine

Grid reference

NS 337 399 (general (1km))

Six-figure easting & northing

233700 639900

Latitude

55.62419865997838

Longitude

-4.6414655445024895

Altitude (metres)

20

County

Ayrshire

Nearby places

Pierston, former parish, Dreghorn (0.94 miles)

St Mary's Church, Irvine (1.23 miles)

Irvine, parish AYR (1.23 miles)

St Mary's Chapel, Irvine (1.27 miles)

Dreghorn, parish (1.37 miles)

Object Classification

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The NGR is that of the "supposed site of" a Chapel marked on the OS 6" 1st edn, and subject of an extended and incrementally fractious exchange in the OSNB for Irvine (Ayrshire, vol. 31, pp.65 and following) regarding the reliability of the observations of a Mr Grey that there had been a Chapel and Burial Ground in the vicinity (a sketch is included). This is all roughly in the vicinity of the modern Stanecastle roundabout in Irvine, and is now completely overwritten by urban growth. In fact, based on the 1508 charter listing Sanctbrydiskirk between Stane(castle) and Bourtreehill; and the connections earlier between the lairds of Stane and a chapel of St Brigit, this is very likely to be the site of that Chapel. The connection with the lairds of Stane is seen particularly in the dispute by William Fraunces of Stane with the burgh of Irvine over "a piece of muir lying at the west end of the chapel of St Brigit" (unius pecie moris jacentis ad finem occidentalem capelle sancti Brigidie in baronia de Conynghame" (Irvine Mun, i, 19) Cf. A. McJanet,

Relationships with other parishes

Within Irvine, parish AYR