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Macdonald Of Glencoe Stone, Ardvorlich

A Category C Listed Building in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3814 / 56°22'52"N

Longitude: -4.2155 / 4°12'55"W

OS Eastings: 263293

OS Northings: 723212

OS Grid: NN632232

Mapcode National: GBR 11.1T3C

Mapcode Global: WH4MQ.6VVV

Plus Code: 9C8Q9QJM+GQ

Entry Name: Macdonald Of Glencoe Stone, Ardvorlich

Listing Name: Ardvorlich, the Haugh, Mcdonald of Glencoe Stone

Listing Date: 14 December 1987

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 337741

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6214

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Comrie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Parish: Comrie

Traditional County: Perthshire

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This stone, situated on the public road to the N of Ardvorlich, was erected in the 18th century to commemorate a 17th century event. Of significant local historical importance. The McDonald of Glencoe stone is a rough rubble slab, cut to the front but left uncut to the rear. Its design is similar to the stone further E along Loch Earn commemorating the burial of James Stewart of Ardvorlich (see separate list description).

The carving consists of a simple curvilinear decoration above the inscription, which reads: 'Near this spot were interred the bodies of 7 Mcdonalds of Glencoe killed when attempting to harry Ardvorlich Anno Domini 1620'.

Statement of Interest

As the story goes, the McDonalds, on their way to or from a raid on the Glenartney Forest, resolved to attack Ardvorlich. The lady of the house kept them at bay until the men returned and slaughtered the McDonalds. The bodies were later uncovered during work in the 18th century and this memorial erected.

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