Keir, modern parish

Grid reference

NX 859 931 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

285900 593100

Latitude

55.21888214663954

Longitude

-3.7937416023268122

County

Dumfriesshire

Nearby places

Penfillan, settlement, Keir (0.38 miles)

St Michael's Church, Dalgarnock, Closeburn (1.04 miles)

Dalgarnock, former parish, Closeburn (1.04 miles)

Penpont, parish DMF (1.06 miles)

St Ninian's Well, Dalgarnock, Closeburn (1.1 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?

No

Relationships with other parishes

Within Holywood, parish, aka Dercongal (formerly)

Contains Keir, modern parish

Within Keir, modern parish

Relationships with other places

Contains Killbride, eccles, Keir

Contains Kirkbride, settlement, Keir

Contains Penfillan, settlement, Keir

Parish details

Keir formerly in Holywood HOL.

Parish TLA

KER

County

Dumfriesshire

Parish notes

The modern parish of Keir KER immediately to the south was earlier ‘a pendicle of the Abbacy and a part of the Parish of Holywood ... but lately divided from it and erected into a Parish’ (Geog. Coll. iii, 207). A Roman road with forts etc. seems to have gone up east (i.e. opposite) side of the Nith. Note that NSA says name may come from a fort, but no trace of eponymous fort known in the parish.