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The Doon and old fort West of Twynholm.jpg
A hill fort west of Twynholm
Twynholm is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Twynholm shown within Dumfries and Galloway
Population 119 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference NX6654
Council area
Lieutenancy area
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
Scottish Parliament
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Coordinates: 54°51′53″N 4°05′00″W / 54.864589°N 4.083276°W / 54.864589; -4.083276

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]

There are a variety of listed buildings in the vicinity including the parish church[7] and the ruins of the 16th century Cumstoun Castle.[8]

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  1. ^ Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Retrieved 21 August 2013. [dead link]
  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. ^ "Twynholm Parish Church". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Cumstoun Castle". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Finlay Carson launches Holyrood campaign". 29 March 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Draught guidance: a kilt need underwear". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Drivers: David Coulthard". Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

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