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Corsock Veelage Haw

Corsock is a veelage in the historical coonty o Kirkcoubrieshire, in Dumfries an Gallowa, in soothwast Scotland. It is locatit 8 mile north o Castle Douglas and 8 mile east o New Gallowa on the Urr Watter.

Corsock Hoose is an 18t century kintra hoose remodelt bi David Bryce in 1853. A later addeetion wis bi Charles Stuart Still Johnston in 1910.[1] The gairdens is appen tae the public unner the Scotland's Gardens scheme ilka Ware.

Corsock Kirk wis built as a Free Kirk in 1851-2 bi local airchitect William McCandlish. It wis stendit in 1912 bi a Gothic stane airch an chancel bi J.A. McGregor.[2]

The Lothlorian Therapeutical Trust run bi ROKPA UK is locatit near Corsock.[3]

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Corsock is a Cumbric name formt wi the adjectival suffix -awg an either cors "reeds, rashes, segs" or crois "cross". Gin it is formt fae cors it micht hae been an early name for the upper pairt o the Urr Watter, meanin "reedy place". Gin it is formt fae crois it wad mean aither "place wi a cross" or "crossin place".[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Stuff, Good. "Corsock House, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk.
  2. "Corsock Church". scotlandschurchestrust.org.uk. 24 September 2017.
  3. "Lothlorien Therapeutic Community". www.lothlorien.tc.
  4. James, Alan G. (2014). "Cumbric trev in Kyle, Carrick, Galloway and Dumfriesshire". Transactions of the Dumfries and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society. 88. 31.
  • "Corsock". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 3 Julie 2008.


Coordinates: 55°4′0.88″N 3°56′39.66″W / 55.0669111°N 3.9443500°W / 55.0669111; -3.9443500