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Dalveen Farm Martyr's Monument

A Category B Listed Building in Durisdeer, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.3446 / 55°20'40"N

Longitude: -3.761 / 3°45'39"W

OS Eastings: 288416

OS Northings: 607026

OS Grid: NS884070

Mapcode National: GBR 265M.JY

Mapcode Global: WH5V3.6X8N

Entry Name: Dalveen Farm Martyr's Monument

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335052

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3885

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Durisdeer

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Durisdeer

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Dated 1836. Upright slab monument set on hill slope; corniced
and pedimented, with urn finial, inscribed panel on south
face. Painted ashlar. Enclosed by simple iron railings on
rubble-built base.

Statement of Interest

Inscribed "Sacred to the memory of Daniel MacMichael who

suffered martyrdom here by Sir James Dalziel, AD 1685".

Erected while Dalveen farm was being built. MacMichael is

buried at Durisdeer; his sword is held in Greyfriars' Church,

Edinburgh.

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