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Kirkcudbright, General

Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kirkcudbright, General

Classification Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 64110

Site Number NX65SE 67

NGR NX 6859 5127

NGR Description Centred NX 6859 5127

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkcudbright
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX65SE 67 centred 6859 5127

The first notice of a burgh of Kirkcudbright occurs in 1330. Pryde believed that Kirkcudbright had been a royal burgh which David II granted Archibald Douglas when the latter became Lord of Galloway about 1369, although there is no charter evidence extant. The burgh remained in Douglas hands until the 1455 forfeiture of that family. A charter of James II, dated 26 October 1455, once again made Kirkcudbright a 'free burgh', a grant which was confirmed in 1633 and reconfirmed in 1641.

J D Marwick 1866; J Stuart and G Burnett 1878; G S Pryde 1965; SBS Kirkcudbright 1977.

Architecture Notes

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

NATIONAL LIBRARY

Earnock Manuscripts 11.6.: 1 engraving.

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

SCOTTISH MOTOR TRANSPORT

December 1940.

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

COUNTRY LIFE

27 August 1959.

The exact location in Kirkcudbright of the sundial depicted in MS 5741/10/36 ('Melville Dial') has not been recorded.

(A Cassells, 13 May 2010)

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