NN6207 : Mural tablet in ruined chapel

near to Callander, Stirling, Great Britain

Mural tablet in ruined chapel
Mural tablet in ruined chapel
This stone is set high in the western wall of a walled enclosure that is now a burial ground, but which was formerly a chapel; see NN6207 : Buchanan burial ground, Callander for an external view of the structure, and NN6207 : Buchanan burial ground, Callander for the interior.

There are a number of stones like this set high in the walls, on the inside, specifying the areas allocated to different families. For example, the one shown in the present photograph reads as follows (note that "gavel" = modern "gable"):

"FROM THE [NORTH]
SYD TO THE MID[DLE]
OF THIS GAVEL AT
ELEVEN FOOT[S]
OF LENTH FROM
THE GAVEL BEL
ONGETH TO AL
EXANDER BUCHAN
AN OF DULETER
AB MG
1724"

[The "NORTH" is not really readable, but can be inferred from the fact that this tablet is set in the northern half of the western gable wall. Of the rectangular area extending up to eleven feet eastwards from this gable wall, the lair owner of the northern half is set out on this tablet, and that of the southern half on a nearby tablet, which is described below.]

On the place-name "Duleter", see NN5805 and NN6006.

To give just one other example, further to the left (south) on the same wall, a similar stone reads (as far as I can make out) as follows: "FROM THE SOUTH / SIDE TO THE MID/DLE OF THIS GAV/EL AT ELEVEN F/OOT FROM THE G/AVEL BELONGETH / TO IOHN BOUCHANAN / OF TORRIE / IB MMc" (on Torrie, see NN6504).
The Buchanan burial ground
This burial ground near Callander was for the Buchanans of Leny and their descendants. It occupies a knoll, on which stand the roofless remnants of a chapel. See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for further details.
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Tuesday, 10 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 19 July, 2012
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Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Callander 
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Chapel 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 6212 0765 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:14.4790N 4:13.5826W
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