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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
Entry Name: Collessie Village Collessie Kirkyard Dyke
Listing Date: 29 June 1978
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333390
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2464
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast
Traditional County: Fife
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.
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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