"It is bounded on the northeast, east, south, and southwest, by the Solway Firth, comprising about ten miles of sea coast, and in the other directions by a rugged mountainous district, terminated on the northern extremity by Criffell.....
The parishes that come in contact with Kirkbean are New Abbey to the north and northwest, and the united parishes of Colvend and Southwick to the southwest and west....
In various directions, the view from the summit of Criffell is very extensive. Annan, Carlisle, Dumfries, and Castle Douglas are distinctly visble, and also the Isle of Man....
There are four small villages. That of Kirkbean is one of the most beautiful and interesting anywhere to be seen. It is situated in a simple rural valley....
Upon the whole, great attention has of late been paid to the improvement of all kinds of cattle" (Rev. Thomas Grierson, Minister) New Statistical Account, Blackwood
The Church Yard of Kirkbean has had pre-1855 monumental inscriptions transcribed and indexed. The index and transcribed inscriptions are included in a series of volumes that cover all of Kirkcudbrightshire. Kirkbean is in volume 7. Refer to the county page for additional details.
Church of Scotland records are held at the General Register Office in Edinburgh. Copies of the pairsh register on microfilm may be consulted in LDS Family History Centres around the world. Refer to the county page for additional details.
Church of Scotland
The Kirkbean and Southwick Free Church records contain some court minutes and miscellaneous papers.
Description and Travel
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