NS2683 : Memorial to William Muir

near to Rhu, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Memorial to William Muir
Memorial to William Muir
This stone is in the older part of the kirkyard of NS2684 : Rhu Parish Church. The other side of the stone is rather worn, but its inscription commemorates William Muir, a smith, and his wife, Margaret Turner. The text on this side reads "W.M. / Erected in 1801".

As well as emblems of mortality, the carvings include a crown (top), and some recognisable symbols of the smith's craft. The symbol at the bottom probably represents bellows.

For context, see NS2683 : Rhu Parish Churchyard, where the position of this stone is picked out.
Rhu Parish Church :: NS2684
The present-day church (1851), the third to stand on this site, is by William Spence, with later additions (c.1891) by Honeyman and Keppie; see its listed building report LinkExternal link (at Historic Environment Scotland) for further details. A portion of the wall of the second church (1763) survives in the kirkyard, where it forms part of a memorial to James Buchanan of Craigend Castle.
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Thursday, 20 September, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2675 8394 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.0182N 4:46.8600W
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