NS2683 : Three sisters of Auchenvennel

near to Rhu, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Three sisters of Auchenvennel
Three sisters of Auchenvennel
This memorial, in the kirkyard of NS2684 : Rhu Parish Church, depicts three sisters from the farmstead of Auchenvennel (in Glen Fruin); for further details, such as the text of the inscription, and for the folklore that has grown up around the carving, see NS2683 : Three sisters of Auchenvennel.

The present view is intended to provide further context, showing the position of the carving on the eastern side of NS2683 : The Buchanan Memorial (the carved figures are also visible in that photograph, at the extreme left).

The arch in the background is now part of the Buchanan Memorial; it is a fragment of the 1763 church that stood here, the predecessor of the present-day church.
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 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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2012
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Wednesday, 12 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 20 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Rhu 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2675 8397 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.0343N 4:46.8611W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2675 8397
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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