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Kirkpaitrick Fleemin Kirk

Kirkpaitrick Fleemin (English: Kirkpatrick Fleming, Scots Gaelic: Cill Phàdraig) is a veelage an ceevil pairish in the historical coonty o Dumfriesshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland. It is locatit aboot 3.4 mile nor'wast o Gretna, an 5 mile wast o Annan, atween the Kirtle Watter an the A74(M) motorwey. Fae the veelage road, the Solway Firth an the Cumbrian hills is veesible. It haes little licht pollution, giein guid views o the nicht sky.

Kirkpaitrick Fleemin

The name is derived fae the pairish kirk, dedicatit tae Saunt Paitrick, and the Fleming faimily, the local lairds that bade at Redhall.[1] The medieval pairish kirk wis gien tae Gisborough Priory in Cleveland in England bi Robert de Brus, 2t Laird o Annandale, aroond 1170, tho this connection prescribit efter 1330.[1] The praisent kirk dates til the 18t century, an is pertectit as a Category B leetit biggin.[2]

The veelage wis served bi the Kirkpatrick railwey station on the auld Caledonian Railway line fae 1847 tae 1960.

Entry tae Bruce's Cove

It haes an aw a caravan an campin site, Bruce's Cove, that blowsts a cove ledged uised bi Keeng Robert the Bruce. Here the fleein keeng is supposed tae hae watcht a speeder swenging fae the tane side o the cove til the tither, that gied rise til the sayin "Gin at first ye no succeed, try, try, try again."

Books an soorces[eedit | eedit soorce]

Acause o a legacy left til the pairish bi an umwhile residenter, Ann Hill, the archaeology an history o Kirkpaitrick Fleemin haes been studied in twa volumes baith publisht bi the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society:

  • Roger Mercer and others, Kirkpatrick Fleming Dumfriesshire: an Anatomy of a Parish in South West Scotland, 1997
  • Duncan and Sheila Adamson, Kirkpatrick Fleming: On the Borders of History, 2011

Mair recent information aboot the pairish is tae be fund at the Community Cooncil wabsteid. [[1]]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Kirkpatrick Fleming Parish Church". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Archived frae the original on 23 Mairch 2013. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2020.
  2. Historic Environment Scotland. "Kirkpatrick Fleming Parish Church...  (Category B) (LB9812)". Retrieved 25 Mairch 2019.

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Coordinates: 55°1′27.06″N 3°8′5.29″W / 55.0241833°N 3.1348028°W / 55.0241833; -3.1348028