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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]



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Gelston area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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


You can see the administrative areas in which Gelston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NX771587 (Lat/Lon: 54.907870, -3.918497), Gelston which are provided by: