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"GELSTON, a post village in the parish of Kelton, county Kirkcudbright, Scotland, 2 miles S. of Castle-Douglas. Gelston Castle, erected by Sir William Douglas, stands in the neighbourhood. The ancient parish of Gelston is now incorporated with Kelton." Some traces remain of the old church, which was the property of Whithorn Priory, and afterwards belonged to the bishops of Galloway."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


Presbyterian / Unitarian
Gelston, Church of Scotland


Presbyterian / Unitarian
Gelston, Church of Scotland

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Historical Geography

Gelston included in Kelton from 1618. [Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, Vol 2, Rev Huw Scott, DD, 1920. ].