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"KIRKCHRIST, an ancient parish now united with Twynholm, in county Kirkcudbright, Scotland. The village was situated near the river Dee, and opposite the town of Kirkcudbright, where are the ruins of a church with a cemetery, the latter being still used. A nunnery was founded here in ancient times."

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


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Kirkchrist included in Twynholm from the 17th Century. [Rev. John Gordon, Minister, New Statistical Account, Blackwood ].