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Kilmaronock Church

Boundary Wall (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned), Gate Pier(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kilmaronock Church

Classification Boundary Wall (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned), Gate Pier(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Kilmaronock Parish Church

Canmore ID 43415

Site Number NS48NE 2

NGR NS 45235 87481

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Kilmaronock (Dumbarton)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS48NE 2.00 45235 87481

Church on site of St. Maronock's Church (AT)

OS 6" map, Dunbartonshire, 1st ed., (1860)

(NS 4524 8747) Church on site of St. Ronan's Church (NR)

OS 6" map, Dunbartonshire, 2nd ed., (1922)

NS48NE 2.01 Centred NS 45233 87464 Churchyard with Cross-slab

The name "Kilmaronock is derived from St. Ronan, a 7/8th century saint (Moronog - "My Little Ronan" - Maronock) - some times erroneously attributed to St. Maronock.

It may be conjectured that in the early 14th century, the principal church came to occupy the site on which the present structure, built in 1813, now stands. Doubtless, this was the pre-Reformation Church of St. Ronan. No trace of this foundation now remains.

In the churchyard is a pre-16th century. Cross Slab with a sword and Latin cross carved on its face.

A D Lacaille 1927.

In 1325, Robert I granted the church of Kilmaronock with all its pertinents to the monastery of Cambuskenneth to which it belonged until the Reformation.

G Chalmers 1890.

The present church bears a stone inscribed '1813' and is still in use. There is no trace of an earlier building. The cross-slab is as described by Lacaille (1927).

Visited by OS (R D L) 17 January 1963.

Architecture Notes

NS48NE 2.00 45235 87481

REFERENCE - Scottish Record Office

Building of Kilmaronock Church.

Payment of ?17.16.0, an additional assessment of the Duke of Montroses share of the expense of finishing the Church.

Factor's Account Book.

1816 GD 220/6/56


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