Glenluce, parish (now Old Luce)

Grid reference

NX 196 574 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

210600 557400





Nearby places

Soulseat, former parish, Inch (0.83 miles)

Killbrocks, Soulseat, Inch (1.03 miles)

Kirminnoch, Soulseat, Inch (1.12 miles)

Inchmichael, eccles, Inch (2.19 miles)

Inch, parish (2.19 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



Eighth-century cross-slab fragments suggest that this was a very early church site (NMRS).

Relationships with other parishes

Contains New Luce, modern parish (formerly)

Parish details

Glenluce, later Old Luce, out of which New Luce NLU was created in 1646 (RPS 1646/11/338).

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

After the Reformation (in 1647) the parish of Glenluce was split into Old Luce OLU and New Luce NLU. Undoubtedly annexed to the abbey of Glenluce from its foundation in 1191/92, the abbey church may have been that of the parish. No vicarage existed in 1319, but while both parsonage and vicarage continued with the abbey at the Reformation, a vicar pensioner then served the cure, the position, however, normally being held by one of the monks (Reg. of Greenfield v, 59n; Ailsa Muniments no.663; RSS lxv.4). Cowan 1967, 76.