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Twynham, Dumfries an Gallowa

A hill fort wast of Twynham
Twynholm is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
Population119 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceNX6654
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounKirkcudbright
Postcode destrictDG6
Diallin code01557
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
54°51′53″N 4°05′00″W / 54.864589°N 4.083276°W / 54.864589; -4.083276Coordinates: 54°51′53″N 4°05′00″W / 54.864589°N 4.083276°W / 54.864589; -4.083276

Twynham (English Twynholm /ˈtwaɪnəm/ 'TWINE-um') is a veelage in the historic coonty o Kirkcoubrieshire[1] in Dumfries an Gallowa,[2] Scotland. It is locatit 2.25 mile nor'nor'wast o Kirkcoubrie and 4.5 mile east o Gatehoose o Fleet on the A75 road.[3]

The etymology o the name isna certaint. It micht be fae the Common Breetonic twyn (a baunk or hillock) an the Auld English hame meanin hame, or be fae the Scots an mean "atween the river baunks".[4]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The veelage wis foondit in the 16t century whan twa mills wis set up on the burn that passes throu the veelage centre. In the 18t century, the first schuil wis built in the veelage, wi th nouadays primary schuil built in 1911.[2] Twynham wis a pairish fae medieval times until 1975, includin the neebourin pairish o Kirkchrist fae 1654.[5]

The're a variety o leetit biggins in the auries includin the ruins o the 16t centurey Cumstoun Castle,[6] an the pairish kirk.[7] The kirk wis biggit in 1818 and wis sortit and the ruif replace't in 1941. In 1963, a kirk airchle wis addit.[2]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Twynholm". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. a b c "Twynholm". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  3. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  4. Gordon, Rev. John "The Parish of Twynholm" in The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Wigton (1845) W. Blackwood and Sons. Page 37. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  5. "Search results for twynholm" Archived 2016-01-16 at the Wayback Machine. Scotland's Places. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  6. Historic Environment Scotland. "Cumstoun Castle (SM8263)". Retrieved 26 Mairch 2019.
  7. Historic Environment Scotland. "Twynholm Parish Church, (Church of Scotland), and Graveyard  (Category B) (LB16986)". Retrieved 26 Mairch 2019.
  8. "Finlay Carson launches Holyrood campaign". 29 Mairch 2016. Archived frae the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 7 Mey 2016.
  9. "Draught guidance: a kilt need underwear". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  10. "Drivers: David Coulthard". GrandPrix.com. Retrieved 13 December 2011.

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