NT7853 : The Drumclog Bell

taken 6 years ago, near to Duns, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

The Drumclog Bell
The Drumclog Bell
So called in reference to the Battle of Drumclog fought out near Strathaven in Lanarkshire in 1679. At the outset of the affray, the Royalist, 'Bonnie Dundee' tried to disperse a Conventicle (open air religious service) which was actually an organised army waiting to surprise the Royalist forces. In the ensuing battle, the Covenanters routed the king's troops. The bell once tolled in the Boston Church in Duns which later left the fold to join the Free Kirk in 1843. In 1929, it returned to the fold of the established Church of Scotland but closed for worship in 1953. The church was later demolished and replaced on the site by a sheltered housing complex, Boston Court. The church was originally named in honour of the Reverend Thomas Boston, born in Duns and later minister at Simprin and Ettrick Kirks. He is buried in Ettrick Churchyard.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 7864 5353 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.4774N 2:20.5239W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 7866 5353
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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