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Latitude: 58.9629 / 58°57'46"N
Longitude: -2.7483 / 2°44'53"W
OS Eastings: 357060
OS Northings: 1008650
OS Grid: HY570086
Mapcode National: GBR M5K1.KPY
Mapcode Global: WH7C7.RZGC
Plus Code: 9CCVX772+5M
Entry Name: Covenanters Monument, Deerness
Listing Name: Deerness, the Covenanter's Memorial
Listing Date: 8 December 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352643
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18573
Building Class: Cultural
Location: St Andrews and Deerness
County: Orkney Islands
Electoral Ward: East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray
Parish: St Andrews And Deerness
Traditional County: Orkney
Tagged with: Monument
1888. Tapering square-plan memorial column; stepped plinth; cushion capital; small cuboid finial. Harl-pointed squared and roughly coursed rubble; pointed-arched inscribed granite plaque to S face.
Erected in 1888 by public subscription on the lands of Steven Bichan, Denwick. Commemorates the wreck of The Crown, which was carrying up to 250 Covenanters. In 1679, prisoners taken at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge were held in Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh. They were put on board a ship bound for the plantations in America but it was wrecked in stormy seas off Scarva Taing on 10th December, 1679: not more than 50 prisoners escaped death.
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