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Morton Churchyard (Sark Tower Churchyard)

A Category B Listed Building in Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0652 / 55°3'54"N

Longitude: -3.0471 / 3°2'49"W

OS Eastings: 333226

OS Northings: 575031

OS Grid: NY332750

Mapcode National: GBR 795W.31

Mapcode Global: WH7Z2.5Y89

Entry Name: Morton Churchyard (Sark Tower Churchyard)

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334587

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3528

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Canonbie

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Parish: Canonbie

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Quadrangular burial enclosure at head of steep slope above E
bank of River Sark. Bounded on 3 sides by rubble-built walls
with flat ashlar coping (gate at N), iron fence above bank.
Site of Morton church; 17th-19th carved headstones, many with
good classical ornament, and burial place of Kinmont Willie
(Willie Armstrong) celebrated border reiver.

Statement of Interest

Morton Parish was disjoined in 1621 and part annexed by

Canonbie.

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