Twynholm

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Coordinates: 54°51′53″N 4°05′00″W / 54.864589°N 4.083276°W / 54.864589; -4.083276

Twynholm
The Doon and old fort West of Twynholm.jpg
A hill fort west of Twynholm
Twynholm is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Twynholm
Twynholm
 Twynholm shown within Dumfries and Galloway
Population 119 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference NX6654
Council area Dumfries and Galloway
Lieutenancy area Kirkcudbrightshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Kirkcudbright
Postcode district DG6
Dialling code 01557
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Parliament Galloway and West Dumfries
List of places
UK
Scotland

Twynholm is a village in Scotland. It is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north-north west of Kirkcudbright and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of Gatehouse of Fleet on the main A75 trunk road.[1] Part of the historic county of Kirkcudbrightshire in the 19th century,[2] today it is in the council area of Dumfries and Galloway.[3]

Twynholm was also a parish from medieval times until 1975, including the neighbouring parish of Kirkchrist from 1654.[4] The etymology of the name is uncertain. It may be from the British twyn (a bank or hillock) and the Saxon hame meaning home,[5] or be of Scots derivation and mean "between the river banks"[6]

Former Formula One racing driver David Coulthard is from Twynholm.[7][8]

There are a variety of listed buildings in the vicinity including the parish church[9] and the ruins of the 16th century Cumstoun Castle.[10]

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  1. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Twynholm". Gazetteer for Scotland". Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Twynholm". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Search results for twynholm". Scotland's Places. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  5. ^ Gordon, Rev. John "The Parish of Twynholm" in The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Wigton (1845) W. Blackwood and Sons. Page 37. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  6. ^ Blackie, Christina (1876) Etymological Geography Daldy, Isbister, & Company. Page 89. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Draught guidance: a kilt need underwear". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Drivers: David Coulthard". GrandPrix.com. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Twynholm Parish Church". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Cumstoun Castle". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2 January 2014.