NO8574 : Rev. Grainger Monument, Kinneff Old Kirk

taken 4 years ago, near to Kinneff, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Rev. Grainger Monument, Kinneff Old Kirk
Rev. Grainger Monument, Kinneff Old Kirk
Memorial commemorating the Rev. James Grainger and his part in saving the Scottish regalia (the 'Honours of Scotland') from Cromwell's army of occupation by concealing them beneath the church floor. It bears the rather overblown Victorian inscription,

"Behold the spot where Grainger's ashes lie,
Who from besieged Dunnottar safe conveyed
The insignia of Scotland's Royalty,
And in this hallowed ground in secret laid,
Where now he rests himself, Heaven shall bestow
Meet recompense on such desert as his;
He, who his country's honour saved below,
Now wields a sceptre in the Realms of Bliss."

True to form, the man gets all the credit, though it was in fact his wife who also risked imprisonment or worse by smuggling the Honours out of Dunnottar. See NT2573 : Saving the Honours of Scotland tableau, Edinburgh Castle
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 8554 7490 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:51.9171N 2:14.3275W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 8554 7490
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