NO8574 : Kinneff Old Kirk

taken 11 years ago, near to Kinneff, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Kinneff Old Kirk
Kinneff Old Kirk
The site of one of the most important episodes in Scottish history. When Cromwell marched into Scotland in 1651, Parliament ordered that the Honours of Scotland (crown sceptre and sword) be removed to Dunnottar Castle for safety. Shortly before the castle garrison surrendered, Mrs Grainger, wife of the minister at Kinneff helped smuggle the regalia to safety and her husband buried them under the church floor. There they remained until the Restoration of 1660 when they were returned to Edinburgh Castle.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 February, 2007
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 855 749 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:51.9170N 2:14.3668W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 855 749
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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