NO8574 : The manse at old Kinneff Kirk

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

The manse at old Kinneff Kirk
The manse at old Kinneff 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, initially to the manse at Kinneff. Thereafter her husband buried them under the church floor. There they remained until the Restoration of 1660 when they were returned to Edinburgh Castle, where they remain to this day.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 18 February, 2007
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Manse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 855 749 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:51.9170N 2:14.3668W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 855 749
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