Kirkmichael, eccles. Carmichael LAN

Grid reference

NS 941 391 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

294100 639100







Nearby places

Carmichael, parish LAN (0 miles)

Carmichael, settlement, Carmichael LAN (0.32 miles)

Bridesclose, Carmichael (1.49 miles)

St Bride's Well, Carmichael (1.49 miles)

St Michael's Church, Covington (2.14 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



According to OS 6 inch a tomb is on the site of the old church. This seems plausible. It is on a hill called Kirk Hill. NMRS records of this site, however: 'The original church of Carmichael, judging by a charter of Robert the Bruce to Sir James Douglas, stood considerably to the south-east of the present church. The names St Michael's Well and St Michael's Bog indicate the site of the original church' (citing A Murray and G V Irving 1864). In spite of these objections, there is no good reason to suggest another site for this kirk. The charter of Robert I mentioned above is presumably RMS i no. 77, which describes the marches of the 'terram et tenementum de Kirkmychel', the march including 'the burn on the east side of the church of Kirkmichael'. There is a burn to the east site of Kirk Hill, at the bottom of the hill, only 320 m away from the summit. There is no reason to reject this site on the basis of the charter.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Carmichael, parish LAN