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Menmuir Churchyard

A Category C Listed Building in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7686 / 56°46'6"N

Longitude: -2.7633 / 2°45'47"W

OS Eastings: 353439

OS Northings: 764367

OS Grid: NO534643

Mapcode National: GBR WR.WRP6

Mapcode Global: WH7Q2.J4BH

Plus Code: 9C8VQ69P+CM

Entry Name: Menmuir Churchyard

Listing Name: Churchyard to Former Menmuir Parish Church

Listing Date: 11 June 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351695

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17729

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Menmuir

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Parish: Menmuir

Traditional County: Angus

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Early 18th century churchyard, to S and E of former Menmuir Parish Church (see separate listing), containing several monuments and headstones of interest, notably that to Keatren Fairweather, 1702. Some headstones with heraldry or symbolic carvings. Rubble red sandstone and coped boundary walls; retaining wall to S. Tooled ashlar square gatepiers to with cast iron gates with scrolled arrowheads to N and W; that to W flanked by narrow section of low wall topped with railings and connected boundary wall to W elevation of church; that to N adjoined to Carnegy vault enclosure of church.

Statement of Interest

A good example of an 18th century churchyard with a number of well-detailed headstones and memorials. The churchyard and former parish church adjacent to the NW (see separate listing) form an important grouping, significantly located at the centre of a small settlement, which appears to have changed little since the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map.

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