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Southwick Church

A Scheduled Monument in Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8952 / 54°53'42"N

Longitude: -3.7066 / 3°42'23"W

OS Eastings: 290644

OS Northings: 556945

OS Grid: NX906569

Mapcode National: GBR 2CKT.BZ

Mapcode Global: WH5XG.1762

Entry Name: Southwick Church

Scheduled Date: 13 January 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7876

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: church

Location: Colvend and Southwick

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Abbey

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument comprises the remains of Southwick Church situated within a burial ground.

The original church appears to have been dedicated to 'Our Lady of Southwick' in the 13th century. The existing fragment has been much altered, if not rebuilt, in the post- Reformation period. The remains are oblong on plan, measuring 19m by 8m and with walls standing to 3.6m in height. Traces of a cross-wall indicate that the interior was once divided almost equally into two parts. There are modern breaks at the W end of each lateral wall.

The area to be scheduled is a rectangle 30m NE-SW by 20m transversely to include the church, its interior and an area of ground extending 5m out from its outer walls on all sides as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. Any lairs for which burial rights exist are excluded from this scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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