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7 August 2010 - Kirkmadrine

Kirkmadrine is located 1 miles southwest of Sandhead and is thought to represent one of the earliest Christian communities in Scotland

Kirkmadrine Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Dorsetcamera

A 13th century a church had been built on this site, but this was ruined by the 18th century. Today, Kirkmadrine is the site of a 19th-century burial chapel with a porch containing Christian stones, collected from the churchyard, which date from the 5th century AD.

Kirkmadrine Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Dorsetcamera

A view of the chapel showing the porch which is home for the old 5th century stones.

Kirkmadrine Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Dorsetcamera

A few pictures of the old stones.

Kirkmadrine Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Dorsetcamera
Kirkmadrine Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Dorsetcamera
Kirkmadrine Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Dorsetcamera
Kirkmadrine Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Dorsetcamera

Looking out across the churchyard towards the sea and a distant Galloway coast.

Kirkmadrine Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Dorsetcamera

I took this because I liked the pattern in the mowed field.