Lochmaben, parish

Grid reference

NY 081 825 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

308100 582500





Nearby places

St Mary Magdalene's Church, Lochmaben (0 miles)

Brydis-Chapell, settlement, Lochmaben (0.32 miles)

St Bride's Chapel, Lochmaben (0.32 miles)

St Thomas's Chapel, Lochmaben (1.59 miles)

Applegarth, parish (1.81 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for the medieval parish church.

Parish details


Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The church was granted to Guisborough by Robert de Brus c. 1170 and confirmed to the priory by his son William 1191x1215. Successive disputes took place over the church between the canons and the bishops of Glasgow to whom the patronage was ceded in 1223, while the ‘parsons’ received increased emoluments (Gyseburne nos. 1176, 1185, 1186, 1188). The church was still connected with the priory in 1330, but thereafter it resumed the status of an independent parsonage withing the patronage of the bishops of Glasgow, one of whom, William, erected the parsonage into a prebend of the collegiate church of Lincluden 1447x49 (Ibid. no.1188; RS, 438, 163, 243v,; 439, 119v; CPL x 204). See Cowan 1967, 135-6 for more details and refs.. The site of the medieval parish kirk is now simply an old kirkyard near the centre of the village. The new parish kirk (CoS) is on the east side of the town. Visited 11.05.01.