Wigtown, parish

Grid reference

NX 435 555 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

243500 555500

Latitude

54.86966017294741

Longitude

-4.439100920244498

Nearby places

St Machutus' Church, Wigtown (0 miles)

St Ninian's Bridge, Wigtown (1.5 miles)

St Ninian's Well, Wigtown (1.5 miles)

Kirkinner, aka Carnesmole, parish (2.65 miles)

Kirkinner, eccles., Kirkinner (2.65 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Notes

NGR for the former parish kirk, rebuilt in 1730 on the foundation of a thirteenth-century (possible twelfth-century) kirk (NMRS, q.v. for further details).

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/

Relationships with other places

Contains St Machutus' Church, Wigtown

Contains St Ninian's Bridge, Wigtown

Contains St Ninian's Well, Wigtown

Parish details

Wigton or Wigtown.

Parish TLA

WGT

County

Wigtownshire

Medieval diocese

Galloway

Parish notes

Not in Bagimond. Shown in Atlas of Scottish History to 1707, 357. 'A petition by the abbot and convent of New Abbey to Edward II in 1308 for the grant of this church having failed, it was granted to the priory of Whithorn by Edward Bruce, and confirmed to it by the crown in 1325 and 1451.