St John's Croft, settlement, Sorbie

Grid reference

NX 460 450 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

246000 545000





Nearby places

Kilfillan Hill, Sorbie (1.04 miles)

St Fillan's Church, Kilfillan SFX, Sorbie (1.14 miles)

Sorbie St Fillan, Sorbie WIG (1.14 miles)

Kilfillan Burn, Sorbie (1.32 miles)

Sorbie, parish (1.72 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



The NGR given is for the area around OS Powton, as the croft appears to be part of the lands of Powton in 1473: 'terras de Poltoune, viz. 16 mercatas, et croftam S. Johannis dimediam mercatam'. However, this is by no means certain; the following objects mentioned in the prior's grant are the garden and 20 merks of land of Cruggleton (which is in Sorbie parish), and a little later 4 1/2 merks of the lands of Kirkmaiden, which is in Glasserton parish on the west side of the peninsula.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Sorbie St Fillan, Sorbie WIG