Galtway, former parish, Kirkcudbright

Grid reference

NX 703 485 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

270300 548500







Nearby places

St Michael's Church, Galtway, Kirkcudbright (0 miles)

Dunrod, former parish, Kirkcudbright (1.57 miles)

St Mary & St Bruoc's Church, Dunrod KRB (1.57 miles)

Kirkcudbright, parish (1.8 miles)

Kirkcudbright, eccles., Kirkcudbright (1.8 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR is for 'St Michael's Church' on OS Digimap.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Kirkcudbright, parish

Relationships with other places

Contains St Michael's Church, Galtway, Kirkcudbright

Parish details

Galtway now part of Kirkcudbright KRB

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Granted to Holyrood by Fergus prince of Galloway 1128 x 61, the church was confirmed to the abbey by Pope Alexander III in 1164, and to the uses of the abbey by John bp. of Galloway 1189 x 1206 (Holyrood Liber nos. 49, App. I no.1). Both parsonage and vicarage fruits subsequently passed to Holyrood’s dependent priory of St Mary’s Isle, this probably occurring before the end of the 12th c., while a canon apparently served the cure (GRH Chrs. no.14, RMS v no.1397; Reg. of Sigs. in Comptrollery xlii, 23v). Cowan 1967, 72. Name of a farm on OS Landranger NX714475. Also Galtway Hill.