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Terregles (/ˈt(ə)rɛgəlz/, 'TREG-ulz') is a village and civil parish near Dumfries, in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It lies in the former county of Kirkcudbrightshire.

The name Terregles, recorded as Travereglis in 1359,[1] is from Cumbric *trev-ïr-eglẹ:s.[2] *Trev refers to a settlement[3] and *eglẹ:s is a borrowing of Latin ecclesia, 'church building'.[2] (Modern Welsh Tref yr Eglwys/ Tref Eglwys). James argues that the name dates to no earlier than the 10th century.[2]

The parish contains the ruins of Lincluden Collegiate Church and the site of Terregles House, once the seat of William Maxwell, last Earl of Nithsdale.[4]

Confert Lord Herries of Terregles.

To travel to Terregles from Dumfries the main artery out of the town is Terregles Street. Terregles Street is home to Queen of the South F.C.'s football ground, Palmerston Park. Terregles Street become Terregles Road at the Summerhill area on the edge of Dumfries. As the name suggests Terregles Road is the road to the village of Terregles, around a further 2 miles away.

List of listed buildings

List of listed buildings in Terregles, Dumfries and Galloway


  1. ^ Maxwell, Herbert (1991) [1930]. The Place Names of Galloway: Their Origin & Meaning Considered. Wigtown: G. C. Book Publishers Ltd. p. 258. ISBN 1872350305.
  2. ^ a b c James, Alan G. (2014). "Elements of Latin Origin in P-Celtic Place-names between the Walls" (PDF). The Journal of Scottish Name Studies: 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 April 2015.
  3. ^ James, Alan G. (2014). The Brittonic Language in the Old North: A Guide to the Place-Name Evidence (PDF). Volume 2: Guide to the Elements. p. 361. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 September 2014.
  4. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Maxwelltown". Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 930.

Coordinates: 55°04′44″N 3°40′34″W / 55.079°N 3.676°W / 55.079; -3.676

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