Morton, parish

Grid reference

NY 332 750 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

333200 575000







Nearby places

Half Morton, modern parish (0.83 miles)

Canonbie, parish (3.99 miles)

St Martin's Church, Canonbie (3.99 miles)

Kirkandrews, settlement, Kirkandrews on Esk (4.02 miles)

Kirkandrews on Esk, parish now in England (4.13 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



The NGR given is for the sitei of the medieval church of Morton, which lies in the modern parish of Canonbie, following boundary changes to this parish. No trace of the kirk remains, though the graveyard (full of nettles) is still full of graves (NMRS).

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Half Morton, modern parish (formerly)

Within Langholm, modern parish

part of

Relationships with other places

Contains St Patrick's Well, Morton

Parish details

Morton MRT

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Granted in the king’s presence to Kelso abbey by Hugh Sansmanche (sine manicis- for which see RRS ii no. 183 [=Kelso Lib. no. 404] note p. 241), the church was confirmed or regranted to the abbey c.1200 by Dufenald de Strahevid and in 1232 by Walter bp. of Glasgow (Kelso Lib. nos. 279, 347, 404). The parsonage thereafter remained annexed, although its revenues were evidently devoted to the uses of the dependent cell of Lesmahagow (Ass. 245, 247; Reg. of Pres. ii, 20). Cowan 1967, 152. Not mentioned in Shennan 1892.