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Kirkmichael, Patna Road, Kirkmichael Parish Church

Church (18th Century)

Site Name Kirkmichael, Patna Road, Kirkmichael Parish Church

Classification Church (18th Century)

Canmore ID 41535

Site Number NS30NW 5

NGR NS 34542 08956

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/41535

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Kirkmichael (Kyle And Carrick)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS30NW 5.00 34542 08956

NS30NW 5.01 34543 08981 Churchyard

NS30NW 5.02 34519 08951 Lych Gate

The church of Kirkmichael, dedicated to St Michael, was granted to the Prior and Canons of Whithorn, in Galloway, and was comfirmed to them by Robert I in May 1325. The old church existed till 1787 when it was replaced by a new building.

J Paterson 1852; G Chalmers 1824

NS 3454 0896. The present church of Kirkmichael, built in 1787, is still in use as a place of worship. There is no trace of the old church, which presumably stood on the same site.

Visited by OS (JD) 7 December 1955

As above.

Visited by OS (EGC) 16 September 1968

A church is shown in the approximate position of the present building on Armstrong's 1775 map of Ayrshire. Headstones dating from 1506 lie in the graveyard (Kirkmichael Parish Church guide). No further information.

Visited by OS (JRL) 8 August 1977.

Architecture Notes

NS30NW 5.00 34542 08956

NS30NW 5.01 34543 08981 Churchyard

NS30NW 5.02 34519 08951 Lych Gate

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

Nat Lib. Country Life 19 Oct 1940 - Sounding of the last Trump Gravestone.

Letter and photograph.

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