Kirkmadrine, former parish, Sorbie

Grid reference

NX 475 482 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

247500 548200







Nearby places

Kirkmadrine, eccles., Kirkmadrine, Sorbie (0 miles)

Sorbie St Fillan, Sorbie WIG (1.06 miles)

St Fillan's Church, Kilfillan SFX, Sorbie (1.06 miles)

Kilfillan Burn, Sorbie (1.12 miles)

Kilfillan Hill, Sorbie (1.17 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for Kirkmadrine, eccles, Sorbie, q.v.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Sorbie, parish

Relationships with other places

Contains Kirkmadrine, eccles., Kirkmadrine, Sorbie

Parish details

Kirkmadrine known also as Eggerness now part of Sorbie SOR

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

As the church of Egernesse it was confirmed to the priory of St Mary’s Isle by William I 1189 x c.1193, as the grant of Rolland son of Uhtred [RRS ii no. 293]. The parsonage continued to be annexed to the priory at the Reformation, while cure was a vicarage perpetual. See Caledonia v, 429; RMS v no. 1397. Cowan 1967, 121-2. The parishes of Cruggleton, Kirkmadrine/Eggerness and Sorbie were united in 1635. See note at RRS ii no.293. When visited the site of the old parish kirk in 1999, found it to be a remote and very overgrown ruin.