Menreith

(Reguidit frae Monreith)

Menreith (English: Monreith) is a smaw seaside veelage in the Machars, in the historical coounty o Wigtounshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland.[1]

Monreith
Monreith is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Monreith
Monreith
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounNEWTON STEWART
Postcode destrictDG8
Diallin code01988
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54°44′00″N 4°33′00″W / 54.7333°N 4.5500°W / 54.7333; -4.5500Coordinates: 54°44′00″N 4°33′00″W / 54.7333°N 4.5500°W / 54.7333; -4.5500
The main street o Menreith
Menreith strand
Menreith Hoose
the otter sculptur, Menreith

A ruint kirk near Menreith is cried "Kirkmaiden-in-Fernis" an wis dedicatit tae St Median. The chancel wis rebuilt as a mausoleum for the Maxwell faimily o nearby Menreith Hoose and that Sir Herbert Maxwell, 7t Baronet is buirit in. Within the kirkyaird is the last restin place o Caiptain François Thurot, A French kepper caiptain that lost his lilfe in a sea battle aff the Mull o Gallowa.[2]

Abuin the kirk on the clift is the memorial tae Gavin Maxwell the naituralist and author o Ring of Bright Water - an otter, sculptit bronze bi Penny Wheatly in 1978. On veesits back til the faimly seat o Menreith Hoose, Maxwell wad exerceese his tame otter Mijbil on the strand ablo.[3]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "City (town) Monreith: map, population, location". www.tiptopglobe.com.
  2. "Kirkmaiden, Old Church And Churchyard - Canmore". canmore.org.uk.
  3. McMaster, Alison. "Monreith Village". whithorn.info. Royal Burgh of Whithorn & District Business Association. Archived frae the original on 10 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2020.