Dundonald, parish AYR

Grid reference

NS 366 342 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

236600 634200





Nearby places

St Giles's Church, Dundonald (0 miles)

Symington, parish, AYR (2.03 miles)

Dreghorn, parish (2.65 miles)

Inchgotrick, Riccarton (2.92 miles)

St Inan's Well, Irvine (3.08 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for parish kirk built in 1803 on medieval site of St Giles' Church. Note that in the thirteenth century Paisley Reg. (226) records two chapels of Dundonald, one at Crossebi and one at Ricardiston.

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Riccarton, parish AYR, d. GLG

Contains Riccarton, parish AYR, d. GLG (formerly)

Relationships with other places

Contains Lady Isle, Dundonald

Contains St Giles's Church, Dundonald

Contains St Meddans, Dundonald, AYR

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Granted to Dalmilling by Walter II son of Alan the Steward c.1221, the church had been resigned by the Gilbertines before Nov. 1238 and re-granted to Paisley. A vicarage had been erected by 1239. See Pais. Reg. 12, 18, 22, 25-7, etc.. Cowan 1967, 51-2. Within the parish lay the chapel of Crosbie - according to Fasti 3, 34, the only chapel in the parish. However MacKinlay ACDS - NS, 25, mentions a St Ninian's chapel near the castle of Dundonald. The chapel of Crosbie was disjoined by the Presbytry in 1651 and annexed to Monkton & Prestwick, but again restored to Dundonald in 1688 (Fasti 3, 37). Note however ‘parochia de Corsbie 1613 Retours (Ayr) no.782. The parish kirk seems to have been dedicated to St Giles, for which see MacKinlay ACDS- NS, 358. Not mentioned in Shennan 1892.