Govan, parish

Grid reference

NS 553 659 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

255300 665900





Nearby places

St Constantine's Church, Govan (0 miles)

St George's Cross, Glasgow (1.77 miles)

St Vincent Street, Glasgow (1.87 miles)

St James Street, Govan (1.91 miles)

St Andrew's Cottage, Govan (1.93 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?


Parish details

Govan, formerly including Gorbals.

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Granted to the episcopal mensa of Glasgow by David I before 1152, the church was shortly afterwards erected into a prebend of Glasgow cathedral by Herbert bishop of Glasgow (1147-64), the patronage thereafter resting with the bishop (Glas. Reg. nos. 6, 7, 26; RSS v no.856). Both parsonage and vicarage teinds were annexed to the prebend, the cure being a vicarage pensionary (Prot. Bk. Simon no.417; RSS iv no.1367; Glas. Reg. no.525; Prot. Bk. Glasgow no.1382). Cowan 1967, 77-8. The parish of Govan was separated from Glasgow parish by the Kelvin on the west, and lay on both sides of the Clyde. It included also the parish of Gorbals GBS, which was erected into a separate parish by the Court of Teinds in 1771 (OPS i, 17). See Shennan 1892, 345, 347 for changes in 1891.