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Churchyard South And West Wall, Collessie Parish Church, Collessie

A Category B Listed Building in Collessie, Fife

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Latitude: 56.3057 / 56°18'20"N

Longitude: -3.1553 / 3°9'19"W

OS Eastings: 328612

OS Northings: 713190

OS Grid: NO286131

Mapcode National: GBR 29.6R2S

Mapcode Global: WH6QW.HRPT

Plus Code: 9C8R8R4V+7V

Entry Name: Churchyard South And West Wall, Collessie Parish Church, Collessie

Listing Name: Collessie Village Collessie Kirkyard Dyke

Listing Date: 29 June 1978

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333390

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2464

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Collessie

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Parish: Collessie

Traditional County: Fife

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Dated 1609. Whin rubble wall acting as retaining wall around
south part of churchyard. Incorporates ashlar mural monument
with cornice, 1/2 round pilasters and inset panel.
Inscription denouncing Romish custom of burial within the
church fabric. Medieval stone with badly weathered figure
under arch, inserted below. Elevated path runs south from
churchyard gates to reach cottages Lomond View and Braehead.
Wall and gates towards road included.

Statement of Interest

Mural monument of 1609 refers to family burying-ground of Sir

James Melville, courtier to Mary Queen of Scots. There were

four private enclosures in the churchyard (Kinnear, Rossie,

Melville and Bogie).

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