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Buittle Old Parish Church

Church, Well

Site Name Buittle Old Parish Church

Classification Church, Well

Alternative Name(s) Buittle Old Kirk; Sancanel; Buittle Church; Buittle Old Church; Buittle Old Kirk

Canmore ID 64872

Site Number NX85NW 1

NGR NX 80780 59834

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX85NW 1 80780 59834

(NX 80780 59834) Buittle Church (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map (1957).

For successor and present parish church (NX 8080 5989), see NX85NW 13.

The ruins of Buittle Church dedicated to St. Colman (H Scott 1917) consist of 13th century nave and 14th century chancel. Though the detail would rather suggest an earlier date, it is possible that the addition dates from about 1381 when the church was given to Sweetheart Abbey.

The nave appears to have undergone frequent repair in later times; the west gable has a round-headed doorway and window which may have been reconstructed at a later period.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911; C A R Radford 1963

Sancanel was the name of a well near the ruins of the old parish church.

R F Tarbet 1898

Buittle Old Kirk is as described and planned. No information on the well could be obtained.

Visited by OS (RD) 30 July 1969.

Buittle Old Kirk [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, August 2009.

Architecture Notes

NX85NW 1 80780 59834

See also:

NX85NW 13 80801 59890 Buittle Parish Church


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