Borgue, parish

Grid reference

NX 628 483 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

262800 548300





Nearby places

St Nicholas Church, Borgue KCB (0 miles)

Corsemartin, Borgue (0.45 miles)

Mossfeather, Borgue (0.78 miles)

St Andrew's Well, Kirkandrews KXQ, Borgue (1.62 miles)

Kirkandrews, settlement, KXQ, Borgue (1.74 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for modern parish church (nineteenth century) which was built on the site of (and using the stones of) its predecessor. But this may not be the site of the medieval kirk.

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Kirkandrews, former parish KXQ, Borgue

Contains Senwick, former parish, Borgue

Parish details

Borgue now includes Kirkandrews KXQ and Senwick SXK

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The church of Borgue was granted to Dryburgh Abbey by Hugh II de Morville (son of the Constable Hugh de M. [died 1162], and one of murderers of Archbip. Thomas Becket. He had been granted Borgue after Malcolm IV’s subjugation of Galloway in 1160 (and abandoned it after the anti-foreign revolt of 1174). See Barrow 1980, 31 and note 3. This would explain why the gift was ineffective, and a further grant was made to the abbey by Sir Ralph de Campania at the beginning of the 13th c.. By 1427 the revenues of the church had been transferred to the priory of Whithorn. See Cowan 1967, 20 for more details and references. Dedication of Borgue is to St Michael? or Nicholas? (Dryb. Lib. 1235 x 1253). The eponymous fort refers to a dry-stone fort at Castle Haven in Kirkandrews, perhaps dating from the early Christian period and re-occupied by the Vikings (PSAS 1907). From D. Brooke Notes.