NT0512 : A view towards the Devil's Beeftub

taken 9 years ago, near to Ericstane, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

A view towards the Devil's Beeftub
A view towards the Devil's Beeftub
Apart from its geographical significance, the Beeftub is best known in earlier times as one of the places where the Covenanters hid from Royalist troops during the Covenanting Wars, a time which became known as 'The Killing Times'. The preachers of those days were banned from preaching in their kirks and held 'Blanket Sermons' (open air worship) many of them in this huge hole in the ground. The reivers of the south-east of Scotland also used the Beeftub to hide their cattle (ill-gotten gains) At present, the Beeftub is being sold by a local farmer and a public appeal is underway to buy this remarkable piece of land and save it for the nation.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009
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Landscape   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 056 126 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:23.9162N 3:29.4505W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 056 126
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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