Halywuid, Dumfries an Gallowa

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Coordinates: 55°06′36″N 3°39′29″W / 55.110°N 3.658°W / 55.110; -3.658

Halywuid (English: Holywood) is a veelage an ceevil pairish in the historical coonty o Dumfriesshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland. The veelage wis developit in the mid 20t century.[1] In 1949 aichteen hooses wis biggit bi the coonty cooncil an follaed short efter bi anither 38.[2]

Dercongal Aibey (or Halywuid Aibey) wis a Premonstratensian aibey that wis estaiblisht in 1225 an dissowlit in 1609.[3][4] The aibey wis demolisht an uised tae build the pairish kirk in 1778.[3] As o 2002, no remeens wis veesible.[3]

The name Dercongal means "Congal's aik shaw".[5] The name Halywuid refers tae this aik shaw.[5] The saunt commemoratit in this name micht be Convallus, a disciple o Saunt Mungo.[5] Houiver, thare is a number o ither saunts that the dedication coud applee tae.[6] The surroondin laundskip haes several prehistoric moniments, includin twa cursi an the Twal Apostles stane circle,[7] that suggests a conteenuity o a saucrit or admeenistrative tradeetion in the aurie.[8]

The pairish aforehaund haed three schuils: Speddoch, Steilston, and Holywood, near the veelage.[9] The praisent schuil biggin wis biggit in 1967.[1] Its catchment includes the Woodland aurie o Dumfries an pairt o the catchment o Auldgirth Primary Schuil that closed in 2000.[10]

Holywood railwey station appent as Killylung in 1849 bit wis renamit Holywood within a year, an it closed in 1949.

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  1. a b Gifford, John (2002) [1996]. Dumfries and Galloway. Pevsner Architectural Guides: The Buildings of Scotland. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. p. 348. ISBN 9780300096712.
  2. Duncan, Walter (1962). "Chapter 13: The Parish of Holywood". In Reid, W. Arnold (ed.). The County of Dumfries. The Third Statistical Account of Scotland. 12. Glasgow: Collins. p. 151.
  3. a b c "Canmore: Holywood Abbey". RCAHMS - Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Archived frae the original on 17 Mey 2015. Retrieved 17 Mey 2015.
  4. Crowe, Chris (2002). "Holywood, an Early Mediaeval Monastery: Problems and Possibilities" (PDF). Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society. Third Series. LXXVI: 113. ISSN 0141-1292. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 2 Apryle 2015.
  5. a b c Watson, W. J. (1926). The Celtic Place-Names of Scotland. Edinburgh and London. p. 169. Archived frae the original on 21 August 2014.
  6. "HOLYWOOD ABBEY, AKA DERCONGAL, HOLYWOOD". Saints in Scottish Place-Names. Archived frae the original on 12 Apryle 2015. Retrieved 17 Mey 2015.
  7. Burl, Aubrey (2005). A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. New Haven; London: Yale University Press. p. 124.
  8. Crowe, Chris (2002). "Holywood, an Early Mediaeval Monastery: Problems and Possibilities" (PDF). Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society. Third Series. LXXVI: 114. ISSN 0141-1292. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 2 Apryle 2015.
  9. Duncan, Walter (1962). "Chapter 13: The Parish of Holywood". In Reid, W. Arnold (ed.). The County of Dumfries. The Third Statistical Account of Scotland. 12. Glasgow: Collins. p. 152.
  10. "Holywood Primary School". Dumfries and Galloway Council. Archived frae the original on 17 Mey 2015. Retrieved 17 Mey 2015.