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story of Ferrytown of Cree and Kirkmabreck Parish

John R. Cutland

story of Ferrytown of Cree and Kirkmabreck Parish

by John R. Cutland

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Published by (J.R. Cutland) in (Castle Douglas) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby John R. Cutland.
The Physical Object
Pagination52p. ;
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19292747M

  Thomas Hughan marries. One of Thomas Hughans friends and business associates was a man named Robert Milligan (c) was the man responsible for the realisation of the West India Docks. Gatehouse of Fleet & Ferrytown of Cree: Ancient Monuments and Historic Sites (Girthon, Anwoth, Kirkmabreck) d. Studies in Grey Galloway No. 2 Newton Stewart (Printed by Galloway Gazette) Gatehouse and District Volumes I & II. A Decimillenial history by J. E. Russell.

Creetown Heritage Museum Creetown is a small village located in beautiful unspoilt Wigtownshire, we are just off the A At Creetown Heritage Museum we have preserved and displayed the local history of the village through photographs, artefacts, audio and visual . NSA (J Muir); Name Book ; RCAHMS , visited ; I B Cowan The remains of Kirkmabreck Church measure m E-W x m transversely within walls m wide of roughly coursed masonry with pinnings. They stand to almost roof height on the N,S and W, while the east gable is intact. The entrance is at the east end of the south wall.

Kirkmabreck OSA The great military road passes through the parish. Old and New Statistical Accounts Parish maps are based on the 1/4" OS map. With thanks. Glasserton: Kirkcowan Later it was known as the Ferry Town of Cree as there was a passage over the river. Lochrutton There may have been a Roman road here. Penninghame in Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, is a civil parish area, 8 miles (N. W.) from area is approx 16 miles in length, and from 5 to 6 miles' width, bounded on the north and east by the River Cree, and on the west by the Bladnoch; comprising nea acres, of wh were arable, woodland and plantations, meadow, and the remainder hill.


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Story of Ferrytown of Cree and Kirkmabreck Parish by John R. Cutland Download PDF EPUB FB2

Information sourced from John R Cutland’s booklet; The Story of Ferrytown of Cree and Kirkmabreck Parish Creetown is a small village that lies where the Balloch and Minnipool burns converge and is nestled between the estuary of the River Cree and Cairnsmore hill in the parish of Kirkmabreck, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.

The parish of Kirkmabreck, and the adjacent parish of Kirkdale, were afterwards annexed to the parish of Anwoth; but this union was dissolved inwhen a new and more convenient arrangement was made, whereby a small part of Kirkdale was annexed to Anwoth, and the greater part was united to Kirkmabreck.

The Story of Ferrytown of Cree and Kirkmabreck Parish, 3 rd edition, Castle Douglas, Devereux, D and Keating, H. Gatehouse of Fleet in the Past, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dicerbo, E.

Memories of Moffat Enlarged and Revised Edition, Moffat, He is just the most unusual of the personalities who enlivened Creetown life. More Information: Visit or call the Exhibition Centre at Creetown for further information, a good audiovisual display and booklets on the town. Source: John Cutland: The Story of Ferrytown of Cree and Kirkmabreck Parish: Printed by The Forward Press, Castle Douglas.

The NSA describes how the site of the Parish Church was moved from Kirkdale by an Act of Parliament into 'a more accessible and convenient situation, at what was then called the Ferry Town Of Cree'.

CREETOWN, a burgh of barony, and a port, in the parish of KIRKMABRECK, stewartry of KIRKCUDBRIGHT, 6 miles (S. E.) from Newton-Stewart; containing inhabitants. This place, which takes its name from its situation on the river Cree, is of some antiquity, and under the name of "Creth" was the rendezvous of the English army in KIRKMABRECK, a parish, in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, 3½ miles (E.

by N.) from Wigton containing the burgh of Creetown. This place derives its name from the situation of its ancient church in a brake, at that time overgrown with thorns and brambles. "KIRKMABRECK, a parish, in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, 3 1/2 miles (E.

by N.) from Wigton; containing, with the burgh of Creetown, inhabitants, of whom are in the rural districts of the parish. This place derives its name from the situation of its ancient church in a brake, at that time overgrown with thorns and brambles. Kirkmabreck Parish Church in Creetown is the third of that name, with a church on that site since at least the s.

Worshippers and visitors alike enjoy the Church and the spring flowers in. This volume contains information on place names found in the Wigtownshire parish of Penninghame. Wigtownshire, volume This volume contains information on place names found in the Wigtownshire parish of Kirkcolm.

Wigtownshire, volume This volume contains information on place names found in the Wigtownshire parishes of Kirkcolm, and Inch. Site Name Creetown, Kirk Brae, Kirkmabreck Parish Church And Burial-ground Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned), War Memorial(S) (th Century) Canmore ID James Thomson2 was born on 1 Sep in Parish of Kirkmabreck, Ferrytown-on-Cree, Kirkcudbrightshire, in south-west Scotland, the hird child of William Thomson and Janet Burnett.

His father was the dominie and session clerk of the parish church. Creetown, a small seaport town in Kirkmabreck parish, SW Kirkcudbrightshire, on the estuary of the river Cree or head of Wigtown Bay, 3 miles as the crow flies NE of Wigtown, and 1 mile S of Creetown station on the Portpatrick railway, this being 6½½ miles SE of Newton.

The origins of Creetown were as Ferrytown of Cree, the point from which for several centuries from the s travellers were ferried across the River Cree to land on the far shore, known as the Moss of Cree, before making their way by road to Wigtown.

The NSA describes how the site of the Parish Church was moved from Kirkdale by an Act of Parliament into 'a more accessible and convenient situation, at what was then called the Ferry Town Of Cree'. The church is sited on the Clauchan Croft, and in deemed to be 'the handsomest church in Galloway' (NSA).

Recommended Books. [Page] 83 -- Parish of Kirkmabreck Form Page - Clauchloudoun Bridge - Clauchloudoun Burn - Moneypool Burn: OS1/35/52/ CASSENCARRIE BIGHT: james irvine. james kevin.

Part of the river cree, a place of shelter for boats: OS1/35/52/. The Story of Ferrytown of Cree and Kirkmabreck Parish. Castle Douglas: Forward Press, Mitchell, Donald.

"The Evangelical Contribution of James Thomson to South A merican Life ()". Ph.D thesis. P rin­ceton: Princeton Theological Seminary, Mitchell, Bill. The tragic story of how The Great War took a terrible toll on Kirkmabreck parish is being told at Creetown Heritage Museum.

A thought-provoking exhibition has. constantly appear in this story. King Robert Il, the first of the Stuart line, conferred the lordship of Galloway on one Archibald, the natural son of Sir James -Douglas, a magnate in the Kirkcudbright countryside.

Besides this lordship, conferred inArchibald 'received in perpetual fee' all the crown lands between the Rivers Nith and Cree.

They taste and smellstrongly of rushes; but this flavour is to most peopleagreeable. CREETOWN, or Ferrttown of Cree, a vil-lage in the parish of Kirkmabreck, stewartry ofKirkcudbright; 7J miles south-east of Newton-Stewart, and II west of Gatehouse It is beauti-fully situated near the mouth of the Cree, on theeast side of its estuary.

Creetown, originally Ferrytown of Cree(Port Aiseig a' Chrìch), is a small town of about people in Dumfries and Galloway (South West Scotland), on the north side of the Solway Firth. As the name indicates, it was once a fishing village and at one end of a ferry across the River Cree estuary to the former county town of Wigtown.Creetown (/ˈkri:tən/, sometimes /'kri:taʊn/) is a small seaside town in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, in Galloway in the Dumfries and Galloway council area in south-west population is about people.

It is situated near the head of Wigtown Bay, 18 miles (29 km) west of Castle town was originally named Ferrytown of Cree (Scottish Gaelic: Port Aiseig a' Chrìch.Follow I.

F. Macleod and explore their bibliography from 's I. F. Macleod Author Page.