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Dunscore Old Churchyard (Near Farthingwell)

A Category B Listed Building in Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1319 / 55°7'54"N

Longitude: -3.6851 / 3°41'6"W

OS Eastings: 292661

OS Northings: 583241

OS Grid: NX926832

Mapcode National: GBR 29P3.Z5

Mapcode Global: WH5W9.C8FP

Entry Name: Dunscore Old Churchyard (Near Farthingwell)

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335465

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4229

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunscore

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Lochar

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Quadrangular churchard, rubble-built ashlar-coped walls,
stile and gates on west wall. Many interesting 17th-19th
century monuments are within, including simple,
rectangular-plan Ferguson of Isle mausoleum (erected 1770;
droved red ashlar, with rusticated quoins), and tombs of the
Griersons. Lairds of Lag.

Statement of Interest

The RCAHM INVENTORY, 1920, notes the Grierson of Lag

monuments (No. 149).

A stone from Lag tower is incorporated in Sir Robert

Grierson's (d.1733) monument (erected 1897); for this see

DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY STANDARD & ADVERTISER 20.10.1897.

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