Kirkbride Kirkyard surrounds the ruins of Kirkbride Church.
This burial ground over looks the cliffs of Dunure and Fifth of Clyde in South
Ayrshire and is located a few miles northwest of Maybole - national grid
reference NS 262 159. The cemetery was in use as late as 1913. Located in
a cattle field, the cemetery is not maintained and has sadly
deteriorated over time. In an effort to preserve something of these
monuments David Killicoat has, with the assistance of other members of the
Maybole Historical Society, recorded in
photographs and transcriptions what remains today of the kirkyard.
For an in depth history and background of
Kirkbride by a respected expert in the local history read the account by Alastair Hendry.
Presented here is a photographic record of the marked
accompanied by family history information gathered in connection with the
names and dates on the monuments. If you have information to add to the
research gathered here please contact
us so that we may share your information here for the benefit of other
family and local historians. See more notes
The Plan of Kirkbride Kirkyard to the left shows the layout
of the burial ground around the ruins of Kirkbride Church. The numbers on
the plan represent monuments which have been photographed and researched.