NH7782 : Tain mercat cross

taken 4 years ago, near to Tain, Highland, Great Britain

Tain mercat cross
Tain mercat cross
A nearby plaque relates that a party of Jacobites entered the town in 1715, proclaimed the 'Old Pretender' James VIII at the cross and demanded money from the town council. After a no doubt hastily convened council meeting the bailies decided to pay up "in order to prevent further damage to the toune", whilst reaffirming "ther alledgian[ce] to ther righteous sovraign King George".
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 7795 8219 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:48.7562N 4:3.3541W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 7794 8218
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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