Gelston, former parish, Kelton

Grid reference

NX 778 573 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

277800 557300







Nearby places

St Michael's Kirk, Gelston, Kelton (0 miles)

Kirkmirran, ~eccles, Kelton (1.93 miles)

Kirkmirran, settlement, Kelton (1.94 miles)

St Mirran's Well, Kelton (2.02 miles)

Kelton, parish (2.07 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for St Michael's Kirk, Gelston (Kelton)

Relationships with other parishes

Within Kelton, parish

Relationships with other places

Contains St Michael's Kirk, Gelston, Kelton

Parish details

Gelston now part of Kelton KTN

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Granted to the priory of Whithorn by John Gemelston son of deceased Sir John, and confirmed by crown in 1325 and 1451, the annexation only appears to have become effective after 1381. The parsonage thereafter pertained to the priory, while the vicarage was normally held by one of the canons (RMS i app. 1 no. 20; ii no. 461; etc.) See Cowan 1967, 73 for more refs. It was dedicated to St Michael (ecclesiam Sancti Michalis [sic] de Gemilston 1325 RMS app. 1 no. 20). It included Kirkmirran, for which see Kelton KTN. It is now part of Kelton KTN.