Kirkoswald, parish (aka Turnberry)

Grid reference

NS 238 075 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

223800 607500





Nearby places

Kirkoswald, settlement, Kirkoswald (0 miles)

Kirk Oswald, eccles. Kirkoswald (0 miles)

Blanefield, Kirkoswald (0.93 miles)

Lady Well, Thomaston, Kirkoswald (1.27 miles)

Auchenblane, Kirkoswald (1.39 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?


Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The church of St Oswald of Turnberry was granted by Duncan son of Gilbert earl of Carrick to Paisley before 1214x16, this grant evidently being on the condition that the monks should found a monastery in Carrick to which this church and other gifts should be transferred (Cowan & Easson 1976, X; Crossraguel Chrs. i no.2). This stipulation led to much litigation and in spite of successive confirmations to Paisley, it was finally decided by a judgment of 1244 that a house should be built at Crossraguel to which this church and others should pass (ibid. nos. 3-4; Pais. Reg. 113-4, 427-8). See Cowan 1967, 123 for more details and refs. According to Binns 1995, 245 in Stancliffe & Cambridge 1995, the place-name is first attested in 1324, quoting Brooke 1983, 71. For possible context of Oswald dedication, see Cambridge 1995, 129-30 ibid..