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Kirkoswald Kirk (in ruins)
Kirkoswald - South Ayrshire

Kirkoswald Old Kirk, South Ayrshire

The Old Kirk in Kirkoswald looking from the north.

Within the ruins - out in the fresh air - is the font from Crossraguel Abbey
a few miles north of here at which Robert Bruce, later to be King of Scotland
was christened in (presumably) 1274.

The Bruce family were based at Turnberry Castle a few miles south of here and Bruce
was educated in the village, just across the road from the churchyard.

There are many fine old trees round this ruined church and they help to hide the
churchyard from aerial views, as you can see.

Particularly impressive is a venerable weeping willow up by the main road.

There has reputedly been a church on this site from 634 - in honour of a victory in battle
by St Oswald - but the ruined one you see here was built in 1242.

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