Whithorn

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Whithorn
Whithorn is locatit in Dumfries an Gallowa
Whithorn
Whithorn
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
Population867 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceNX445405
Cooncil aurie
Lieutenancy aurie
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounNEWTON STEWART
Postcode destrictDG8
Diallin code01988
PoliceScots
FireScots
AmbulanceScots
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
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54°44′06″N 4°24′58″W / 54.735°N 4.416°W / 54.735; -4.416Coordinates: 54°44′06″N 4°24′58″W / 54.735°N 4.416°W / 54.735; -4.416

Whithorn (Taigh Mhàrtainn in Gaelic) is an umwhile ryal burgh in the auld coonty o Wigtounshire, in Gallowa, Scotland, aboot ten miles sooth o Wigtown.[1] The toun wis the location o the first recordit Christian church in Scotland, Candida Casa : the 'White [or 'Shining'] Hoose', biggit bi Saunt Ninian aboot 397.

St Martin an St Ninian Catholic Church
  • St Ninian's Priory Kirk, Church of Scotland. Built 1822 usin' stanes frae the medieval Whithorn Priory. The tour was addit in the mid-19th century. Porch addit bi Peter MacGregor Chalmers in 1914.

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