NS9972 : Stone of Refuge, Craigmailing

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Torphichen, West Lothian, Great Britain

Stone of Refuge, Craigmailing
Stone of Refuge, Craigmailing
This stone, which is now set in a stone dyke on Witchcraig Hill is one of four, each one Scot's Mile from Torphicen Preceptory or Priory. These formed the boundary of the medieval refuge round the priory, within which fugitives received sanctuary from the law or from their pursuers. The stone has a Patriarchal Cross (similar to the Cross of Lorraine, although that often has the two cross bars equally distant from the ends of the upright bar) carved in relief on the west side and incised on the east.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 March, 2009
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Stone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 991 727 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2415N 3:37.0091W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 991 727
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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