NS8330 : St. Bride's Kirk in Douglas

taken 4 years ago, near to Douglas, South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

St. Bride's Kirk in Douglas
St. Bride's Kirk in Douglas
Burial place of the Black Douglas family including the Good Sir James who was entrusted with taking the heart of Robert Bruce to the Holy Land after the king had died in 1330AD/ Douglas, Symon Loccard and others reached Spain en route to their destination when they were encountered by host of Moors who blocked the way. A skirmish known as the Battle of Teba in which the Lord of Douglas perished after throwing the heart of his king in to the foreign host. Loccard was charged with returning the heart to Scotland but he also ensured James Douglas was returned too. The king's heart was interred at Melrose Abbey (his body is at Dunfermline Abbey) but the body of Sir James Douglas, Bruce's most loyal...and brave lieutenant was interred in St. Bride's Church at Douglas.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8359 3097 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:33.5083N 3:50.8285W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8361 3098
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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