NS7837 : The Martyr's Grave

taken 12 years ago, near to Stockbriggs, South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

The Martyr's Grave
The Martyr's Grave
Sadly, yet another reminder of "The Killing Times". Farmer David Steel was murdered here in 1686, in front of his wife and child. He had refused to hear the curate of Lesmahagow, preferring to attend illegal open-air preaching. He was chased and gave himself up on the promise of a fair trial. Instead, he was taken back to his farm, Skellyhill, and shot.
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NS7837, 5 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 January, 2007
Category
Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7890 3741 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.9097N 3:55.4568W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7886 3740
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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