Kirk as a placename element


Kirk as a placename element

Kirk is found as an element in many place names in Scotland and northern England, and in countries with large Scottish expatriate communities. It is derived from Kirk, the Scottish word for 'Church'.

Kirk by itself is the name of two places:
*Kirk, Caithness, Highland, Scotland
*Kirk, Colorado, a US town

More usually it is an element in a compound name. The remainder of this article is a list of these.

In Scotland
*Falkirk
*Halkirk, Caithness, Highland
*Kirkcaldy, Fife
*Kirkcowan, Dumfries and Galloway
*Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
*Kirkliston, Edinburgh
*Selkirk
*Kirkton of Skene, Aberdeenshire, and many other Kirktons, all tiny, and mostly matched with a Castleton or a Milton.
*Kirk, Highland
*Kirkwall, Orkney
*Prestonkirk, East LothianIn England
*Kirk Merrington, County Durham
*Kirkby, Merseyside
*Kirkstall, West YorkshireIn North America
*Kirkpatrick, Oregon, United States
*Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
*Kirkland, Washington, United States

ee also

*Kirk - main article
*Kirk (disambiguation)
*Kirk (surname)
*Kirk (given name)
*List of generic forms in British place names
*Aber and Inver as place-name elements


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