Historic Whithorn

Historic Whithorn

The book examines Whithorns historic development from the earliest settlement through the medieval period, the significance of the priory, and its subsequent role as a small market town.

Author: P. F. Martin

Publisher: Council for British Archeology

ISBN: 1902771826

Category: History

Page: 160

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Situated at a southern tip of Galloway, in the old county of Wigtownshire, the historic burgh of Whithorn is one of the oldest Christian sites in the UK. The origins of the settlement date back to the mid-fifth century AD and the first monastery may have been founded in the sixth century. Traditionally the monastery is the burial place of St Ninian. By the tenth or eleventh century a town-like settlement had developed around the monastic site and in 131215 this was relocated to the line of what is now George Street. At around the same time the community was created a burgh of barony for the prior of Whithorn. Pilgrimage was a very profitable activity for the town and the nearby settlement of Isle of Whithorn, a port for pilgrims and goods. The book examines Whithorns historic development from the earliest settlement through the medieval period, the significance of the priory, and its subsequent role as a small market town. The town has received very little archaeological investigation compared to that for the priory, and so the authors consider where the areas of archaeological potential lie, in order to inform the future management of Whithorns historic environment. Distinctive building types are identified and the characterisation of the town is mapped.
Categories: History

Wigtown and Whithorn

Wigtown and Whithorn

Historical and Descriptive Sketches, Stories, and Anecdotes, Illustrative of the
Racy Wit & Pawky Humour of the District ... a brown sandstone , about 3 feet by
272 , and situated a few yards from the south side of the old church of Whithorn .

Author: Gordon Fraser

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B755663

Category: Scottish wit and humor

Page: 392

View: 583

Categories: Scottish wit and humor

Handbook for travellers in Scotland

Handbook for travellers in Scotland

The old vault is house and grounds command fine the burying - place of the
Murrays of views of the Cumberland and Man Cally , near Gatehouse . ... 1577 .
wise “ Candida Casa , " because built Whithorn has an historic interest of stone .

Author: John Murray (publishers.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590707258

Category: Scotland

Page: 464

View: 205

Categories: Scotland

Handbook for Travellers in Scotland

Handbook for Travellers in Scotland

She died soon left leading to Whithorn Isle , 34 m . , after , and report asserted ,
untruly , which serves as seaport to the town . that she stabbed her husband in a
fit Pop . 1577 . of the malady under which she sank . Whithorn has an historic ...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158011327243

Category: Scotland

Page: 530

View: 695

Categories: Scotland

New Issue of the Abridged Statistical History of Scotland

New Issue of the Abridged Statistical History of Scotland

Arranged Parochially with Biographical, Historical and Descriptive Notices James
Hooper Dawson. PARISH OF WHITHORN * —A maritime parish , on the
peninsula between Luce and Wigton Bays , 7 miles long by 4f broad , with a
fertile ...

Author: James Hooper Dawson

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293007028255

Category: Scotland

Page: 202

View: 455

Categories: Scotland

Arch ological and Historical Collections Relating to Ayrshire Galloway

Arch  ological and Historical Collections Relating to Ayrshire   Galloway

At a place called the Isle of Whithorn , on a peninsula almost separated from the
mainland , and lying off the southern point of the promontory , about three miles
from Whithorn , there is a small ruined chapel ( see sketch , p . 174 ) , which some
 ...

Author: Ayrshire and Galloway Archaeological Association

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000009779952

Category: Abbeys

Page:

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Categories: Abbeys

The Topographical Statistical and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland I Z

The Topographical  Statistical  and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland  I Z

Two large steam - vessels regularly ply be are Garlieston , Isle - of - Whithorn ,
Port - Logan , and tween the leading ports and Whitehaven and Liver- |
Stewarton . Wigtonshire sends a member to parliapool ; others ply between
Stranraer , and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:56014107

Category: Scotland

Page:

View: 196

Categories: Scotland

Historic Wigtown

Historic Wigtown

BIBLIOGRAPHY M'Kerlie , P H , History of the Lands and their Owners in
Galloway , 2 vols ( Edinburgh , 1870 , repr , ed ... 2009 ) Oram , R D , Martin , P F ,
McKean , C A , and Anderson , S , Historic Whithorn : Archaeology and
Development ...

Author: Richard D. Oram

Publisher: Council for British Archeology

ISBN: UCLA:L0106244106

Category: History

Page: 136

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Situated in what now seems a remote corner of south-west Scotland, Wigtown was once an important county town. With its harbour and location at the lowest fording point of the River Cree, Wigtown was at one time part of a major network of land and sea routes, including a pilgrim route to Whithorn. The layout of the town is notable for its large market square, a reflection of its importance in the cattle trade in the medieval period. The town achieved burgh status in the thirteenth century, by which time it was an important trading centre, and the present arrangement of streets and burgage plots dates to this time. Today the principal access route is from the north, rather than through the East and West Ports which controlled access to the great market place. The burgh arms depict a three-masted sailing ship, demonstrating the importance placed on its maritime trade. This book examines both the town's political history, as it passed between the earldoms of Wigtown and Douglas, and its economic history, as it competed with Whithorn, before its eventual decline in the later nineteenth century. The authors use the surviving buildings to examine the development of the town from the medieval to the modern period. This book is part of the Scottish Burgh Survey - a series funded by Historic Scotland designed to identify the archaeological potential of Scotland's historic towns.
Categories: History

Pilgrimage as Transformative Process

Pilgrimage as Transformative Process

Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society Transactions x
(1922–23): 205–231. Hill, Peter. Whithorn and St Ninian. The Excavation of a ...
Historic Whithorn: Archaeology and Development. Scottish Burgh Survey.

Author: Heather A. Warfield

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004381223

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 863

Transformation has emerged as a prominent construct in myriad academic disciplines. Such transformational processes as movement from sickness to wellness, from grief to closure and from fractured to integrated are evident within the pilgrimage literature and are explored in this volume.
Categories: Social Science

Lowland Lore Or The Wigtownshire of Long Ago

Lowland Lore  Or The Wigtownshire of Long Ago

History is quite silent regarding this unfortunate occurence in the royal devotee ' s
pilgrimages . The story is to the effect that he was thrown from his horse when
riding along the Main Street of Whithorn , which at that time led directly to the ...

Author: Gordon Fraser

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:591094100

Category: Wigtown (Scotland)

Page: 178

View: 796

Categories: Wigtown (Scotland)

Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts

Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts

NotARIAL INSTRUMENT made the 22d September 1452 at the instance of Roger
of Carrutheris, procurator of John of Carrutheris, lord of Mousswalde, by Malcolm
Ra, clerk of the diocese of Whithorn, containing a transumpt of the following ...

Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022672013

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 276

Categories: Great Britain

A Dictionary Geographical Statistical and Historical

A Dictionary  Geographical  Statistical  and Historical

N.N.W. from the Burrow Head , and and Whitehaven seldoni touch at the isle of
Whithorn , 3 m . N.W. from its harbour at isle of Whithorn , built partly which is
comparatively secluded ; but in purity of air and on level ground and partly on a ...

Author: John Ramsay McCulloch

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0074099813

Category: Geography

Page:

View: 856

Categories: Geography

Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and the British Isles

Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and the British Isles

'“In Obedience and Reverence”: Whithorn and York c.1128–c.1250', IR, 42 (1991
): 83–101. Oram, Richard, et al., Historic Whithorn (Edinburgh: Council for British
Archaeology, 2010). Penman, Michael A., 'The Bruce Dynasty, Becket and ...

Author: Kate Buchanan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317098140

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 785

What use is it to be given authority over men and lands if others do not know about it? Furthermore, what use is that authority if those who know about it do not respect it or recognise its jurisdiction? And what strategies and 'language' -written and spoken, visual and auditory, material, cultural and political - did those in authority throughout the medieval and early modern era use to project and make known their power? These questions have been crucial since regulations for governance entered society and are found at the core of this volume. In order to address these issues from an historical perspective, this collection of essays considers representations of authority made by a cross-section of society within the British Isles. Arranged in thematic sections, the 14 essays in the collection bridge the divide between medieval and early modern to build up understanding of the developments and continuities that can be followed across the centuries in question. Whether crown or noble, government or church, burgh or merchant; all desired power and influence, but their means of representing authority were very different. These essays encompass a myriad of methods demonstrating power and disseminating the image of authority, including: material culture, art, literature, architecture and landscapes, saintly cults, speeches and propaganda, martial posturing and strategic alliances, music, liturgy and ceremonial display. Thus, this interdisciplinary collection illuminates the variable forms in which authority was presented by key individuals and institutions in Scotland and the British Isles. By placing these within the context of the European powers with whom they interacted, this volume also underlines the unique relationships developed between the people and those who exercised authority over them.
Categories: History

A History of Dumfries and Galloway

A History of Dumfries and Galloway

Fraser , GordonWigtown and Whithorn : Historical and Descriptive Sketches ,
Stories and Anecdotes , illustrative of the Racy Wit and Pawky Humour of the
District . 8vo . Wigtown , 1877 . Lowland Lore ; or , the Wigtownshire of Long Ago
. 8vo .

Author: Sir Herbert Maxwell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046377464

Category: Dumfries and Galloway (Scotland)

Page: 411

View: 296

Categories: Dumfries and Galloway (Scotland)

Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland

Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland

A Survey of Scottish Topography, Staistical, Biographical and Historical Francis
Hindes Groome ... Whithorn is mentioned by Ptolemy, the Alexandrian
geographer, in the first half of the second century, A.D., as ' Leukopibia,' a town of
the ...

Author: Francis Hindes Groome

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005705630

Category: Scotland

Page:

View: 962

Categories: Scotland

The Scottish Historical Review

The Scottish Historical Review

One appointment - Thomas of Dalton to the see of Whithorn - strikingly reveals
Balliol's weakness , for it was made in spite of his protests through the influence
of the competitor Bruce of Annandale . The six remaining , and for our purposes ...

Author: James Maclehose

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068974727

Category: Scotland

Page:

View: 880

A new series of the Scottish antiquary established 1886.
Categories: Scotland

Publications of the Scottish History Society

Publications of the Scottish History Society

WHITHORN. Whithorn and environs, past and present. 8°, Whithorn, [N.D.].
CANNoN, J. F. Droll recollections of ... FRASER, G. Wigtown and Whithorn:
Historical and descriptive sketches, stories, and anecdotes, illustrative of the racy
wit and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B758533

Category: Scotland

Page:

View: 181

Categories: Scotland

AA Touring Guide to Scotland

AA Touring Guide to Scotland

Author: Automobile Association (Great Britain)

Publisher: AA Publishing

ISBN: 0092115608

Category: Automobile travel

Page: 400

View: 796

Categories: Automobile travel

A Dictionary Geographical Statistical and Historical of the Various Countries Places and Principal Natural Objects in the World by J R M Culloch

A Dictionary Geographical  Statistical  and Historical of the Various Countries  Places  and Principal Natural Objects in the World by J  R  M Culloch

The edu WHITHORN , a royal and parl . bor . of Scotland , cativnal
establishments comprise a marine school co . Wigtown , the Burrow Head , the
SE . extremity for 60 boys , erected on ground given by lord of the co . , and one
of the principal ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNF:CF005698346

Category:

Page: 502

View: 448

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The Intelligent Traveller s Guide to Historic Scotland

The Intelligent Traveller s Guide to Historic Scotland

St . Ninian ' s Chapel ( 60 ) , 144 m . s , on Isle of Whithorn at southern terminus of
A 750 ( 83 NX 479 362 ) ; AM Situated on an islet connected with the mainland by
an artificial causeway , the chapel is a simple rectangular , dry - stone building ...

Author: Philip Axtell Crowl

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000054468404

Category: Travel

Page: 625

View: 630

Describes the significance of castles, churches, houses, monuments, and other historic sites dating from prehistoric times to the early twentieth century
Categories: Travel