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Latitude: 55.0772 / 55°4'38"N
Longitude: -2.9502 / 2°57'0"W
OS Eastings: 339428
OS Northings: 576278
OS Grid: NY394762
Mapcode National: GBR 79VQ.2R
Mapcode Global: WH7Z3.NNB2
Plus Code: 9C7V32GX+VW
Entry Name: Canonbie Parish Churchyard and Donaldson Monument, Canonbie
Listing Name: Canonbie Village, Canonbie Parish Churchyard and Donaldson Monument (Priory Sedilia)
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334556
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3498
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Churchyard occupying roughly triangular site and incorporating re-erected Romanesque sedilia arch. Rubble-built enclosure walls
with ashlar coping; wrought-iron gate at NE corner dated 1909.
Mainly 18th and 19th century carved headstones; sedilia - sole
surviving recognisable fragment of nearby priory - adapted as
Donaldson monument (moulded and arched recess with dog-tooth
ornament and carved label stops); anonymous earlier/mid 19th
century square-plan and crenellated ashlar-built mausoleum;
piend-roofed ?watch house at W.
20th century extension to E not included in listing.
Sedilia re-erected during ministry of James Donaldson (viz
1815-54); priory was a dependency of Jedburgh Abbey;
architecturally, its style might relate with the nave at
Jedburgh or with the early 13th century work at Lanercost.
"The religious house of Liddel", in the 'debateable land',
was suppressed by Henry VIII in 1544 ("as others have been
suppressed in England" - quoted by Cowan and Easson), but also
said (OSA) to have been ruined in 1542 following Battle of
Solway Moss; remains plundered circa 1752 for building
Canonbie bridge; OSA report (1795) mentions this fragment as
adjoining the then parish church.