Balmaclellan, parish

Grid reference

NX 651 791 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

265100 579100





Nearby places

Lady's Well, Balmaclellan (0.71 miles)

Kells, parish (1.28 miles)

Giles's Hill, settlment, Kells (1.62 miles)

St John's Chair, Dalry KCB (2.11 miles)

St John's Town of Dalry, Dalry KCB (2.39 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for parish kirk. No indication of medieval remains.

Relationships with other places

Contains Lady's Well, Balmaclellan

Parish details

Balmaclellan formerly Trevercarcou

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The church was appropriated to Dundrennan abbey by Thomas bp. of Whithorn 1450x54, but this appears to have been non-effective (CPL x, 156). In 1501 on the erection of Chapel Royal at Stirling, the church was annexed as a prebend. See Cowan for more details. Cowan 1967, 13. Appears as the church of Treuercarcou in Bagimond (1275, p.74) where Dunlop identifies it with Troqueer. But Bagimond places Treuercarcou in Galloway diocese, Glenken deanery, whereas Troqueer is in Glasgow diocese, Nithsdale Deanery. The identificaion of Balmaclellan and Trevercarcou is made by D. Brooke (e.g. 1996, 116) and in Atlas (1996, 357). Note that while the New Atlas places this parish in Glenken deanery, Cowan 1967 has Glenken/Desnes.