Twynholm, parish

Grid reference

NX 664 542 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

266400 554200

Latitude

54.86462452324056

Longitude

-4.081880172220223

Altitude (metres)

65

Nearby places

Barwhinnock, settlement, Twynholm (0.71 miles)

Kirkchrist, settlement, Twynholm (1.57 miles)

Kirkchrist, ~eccles. Kirkchrist, Twynholm (1.93 miles)

Kirkchrist, former parish, Twynholm (1.93 miles)

Tongland, parish (2.05 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?

No

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Kirkchrist, former parish, Twynholm

Contains Kirkchrist, former parish, Twynholm

Parish details

Twynholm now includes Kirkchrist XKX, sinnce 1654

Parish TLA

TWY

County

Kirkcudbrightshire

Medieval diocese

Galloway

Parish notes

Granted to Holyrood Abbey by Uchtred prince of Galloway 1164 x 1174. See Holyrood Lib. nos. 25, 49 cf App. i no.1). All right in the church was renounced by William son of Gamelin of T. 1200x34, and thenceforward the parsonage revenues remained with the abbey, the perpetual vicarage being apparently served by secular priests (ibid. nos. 72-3, App. ii no.42; Ass. 105; Reg. of Pres. ii, 43v; RMS vii no. 1524). See Cowan 1967, 202 for more details (but no more references). Twynholm included the medieval parish of Kirkchrist XKX.