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Kirkmabreck Kirk
Kirkmabreck is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
Population1,000 (2011)
OS grid referenceNX495542 (Carsluith)
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounNewton Stewart
Postcode destrictDG8
Diallin code01671
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
54°54′00″N 4°22′41″W / 54.900°N 4.378°W / 54.900; -4.378Coordinates: 54°54′00″N 4°22′41″W / 54.900°N 4.378°W / 54.900; -4.378

Kirkmabreck is a ceevil pairish in the historical coonty o Kirkcoubrieshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland.

Centred on the smaw toun o Creetoun on the east baunk o the River Cree, it streetches north til the pairishes o Minnihive an Girthon an wast til Anwoth. Kirkmabreck includes an aw the clachan o Carsluith, ringed bi Carsluith Castle that is hained bi Historic Scotland. The pairish kivers 25,000 acre.[2]

Forby Carsluit Castle, the aither kenspeckle antiquities in the pairish is at Cairnhaly, that is hained bi Historic Scotland an aw; the Glenquicken stane circle; and the cup-an-ring merket stanes[3][4] an castle at Barlholm.

Thomas Brown (1778-1820) the metaphiseecian wis born in the pairish and wis buirit here.

Militar road[eedit | eedit soorce]

Heidin wast fae Creetoun and connetin wi the Corse o Slakes road is an auld militar track built in the mid 18t centure ower an existin drove road tae serve as a troup aiccess route tae and fae Ireland.[5] to serve as a troop access route to and from Ireland.[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The Parish of Kirkmabreck (1979) Creetown: A.S. Murray
  2. Groome, Francis H. (1901) Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland Edinburgh: T.C. and E.C. Jack
  3. "Cup and Ring Marked Stones : Site Name Barholm: Classification Cup And Ring Marked Stone (Prehistoric)". Archived frae the original on 25 Mairch 2020. Retrieved 24 Julie 2019.
  4. "Barholm Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art". Retrieved 24 Julie 2019.
  5. Haldane, A.R.B. (1952) The Drove Roads of Scotland, p. 161-2. Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson
  6. "Corse of Slakes". Archived frae the original on 9 Februar 2020. Retrieved 24 Julie 2019.