NK0226 : Forvie: St Adaman's kirk

taken 9 years ago, near to Waterside, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Forvie: St Adaman's kirk
Forvie: St Adaman's kirk
Near the salmon fishing station at Rockend on Forvie Sands are the remains of a medieval settlement including the ruins of Forvie's 12th century kirk, which was built on the site of a previous chapel that possibly dated back to the 8th century. The whole settlement had disappeared under sand by the 15th century. According to local legend, the village was overwhelmed when three sisters placed a curse on it. They're said to have been cast adrift in a leaky boat to deny them their inheritance. In a fit of rage, they screamed: "Let nocht bee funde in Furvye's glebes / Bot thystl, bente and sande." When the sisters eventually reached dry land the curse whipped up a storm that continued for nine days and nights. By the time it ended sand had buried the village.
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Monday, 9 March, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 9 March, 2009
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Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 02063 26618 [1m precision]
WGS84: 57:19.8058N 1:58.0429W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NK 02063 26618
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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