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Bellie Burial Ground, Gordon Tomb

A Category A Listed Building in Fochabers Lhanbryde, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6342 / 57°38'3"N

Longitude: -3.0847 / 3°5'4"W

OS Eastings: 335329

OS Northings: 860988

OS Grid: NJ353609

Mapcode National: GBR L8RK.1MX

Mapcode Global: WH6JJ.LC9X

Entry Name: Bellie Burial Ground, Gordon Tomb

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332204

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1539

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bellie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde

Parish: Bellie

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

William Robertson, 1825-6. Square classical colonnaded
mausoleum standing on stepped plinth; 12 Ionic columns
suport entablature with raised centre armorial panels E and
W, each surmounted by swagged urn.
Pair small sarcophagi, one with no inscription and one dated
1834 and inscribed.

Statement of Interest

Of the 2 sarcophagi in the Gordon Tomb, one is uninscribed

and undated. This is the burial place of Jean Christie, wife

of the 4th Duke of Gordon, who died 21 August 1824. She was

a native of Fochabers and of humble origin. The second tomb

is that of her son Adam, of Newtongarrie (Aberdeenshire),

who died at Burnside, near Buckie, 14 August 1834.

Upgraded B to A, 24.3.88

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