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
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.
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 .
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 .
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 ...
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
Author: Ayrshire and Galloway Archaeological AssociationPublish On: 1899
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
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 ...
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
Author: Richard D. Oram
Publisher: Council for British Archeology
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.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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: Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical ManuscriptsPublish On: 1897
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
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 ...
'“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
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.
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 .
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
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
A new series of the Scottish antiquary established 1886.
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 ...
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 ...
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
Describes the significance of castles, churches, houses, monuments, and other historic sites dating from prehistoric times to the early twentieth century