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Kirkmaiden, Old Parish Church And Burial-ground

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Burial Vault (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kirkmaiden, Old Parish Church And Burial-ground

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Burial Vault (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Old Parish Church Of Kirkmaiden; Kirkmaiden Old Church; Mcdowall Of Logan Burial Vault

Canmore ID 60976

Site Number NX13NW 16

NGR NX 12450 36920

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkmaiden
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX13NW 16 12450 36920

(NX 1245 3692) Church (NAT)

OS 6" map (1957)

For (predecessor) Kirkmaiden Church (NX 13853 32437), see NX13SW 7.

For successor and present Kirkmaiden Parish Church (NX 13466 36703), see NX13NW 57.00.

The present parish church was built in 1638. It is a very plain church with a modern belfry, and its N aisle contains the McDowall of Logan burial vault. (For earlier church, see NX13SW 7).

G Hay 1957

In normal use.

Visited by OS (DWR) 31 January 1972

This T-plan church, built in 1639 to replace the former parish church at St Catherine's croft (NX13NW 7), stands within its walled burial-ground overlooking Kirkmaiden. It comprises a rectangular nave (19.5m by 6.5m internally) with the burial-aisle of the McDoualls of Logan on the N. A bell, cast with the date 1534, and said to have come from Castle Clanyard (NX13NW 2), together with a triangular plaque bearing the arms of the Adairs of Kinhilt and the date 1618, are to be found inside the church.

OSA 1791; NSA 1845; W M'llwraith 1877; G Chalmers 1887-94; RCAHMS 1912; H Scott 1915-61; RCAHMS 1985, visited June 1984.

Kirkmaiden Old Church [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, July 2009.


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