NX3639 : Kirkmaiden Church

taken 4 years ago, near to Monreith, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Kirkmaiden Church
Kirkmaiden Church
Viewed from the St Medan's golf course. The ruin is what is left of one of the oldest churches in Scotland, and the resting place of many of the McCulloch and Maxwell family members, who owned the Monreith estate. There is a local story that when this parish was united with Glasserton, the pulpit and bell were removed from Kirkmaiden church and were meant to be transported by sea across Luce Bay to a church of the same name near Stoneykirk on the Rhins. A strange storm blew up and the boat foundered, taking the pulpit and bell to the bottomof the bay. The story goes that if any descendant of the McCullochs of Myrton is near to death then the wraith-bell will ring from the depths of Luce Bay.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Religious sites  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3655 3996 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.6788N 4:32.3846W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3649 3971
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Kirkmaiden  Monreith  St Medans 

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