NX3162 : The Boy Tree

taken 10 years ago, near to Craighlaw Mains, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

The Boy Tree
The Boy Tree
In 1784 a boy called Peter Douglas was murdered at the farm of Drumbuie, where this tree stands. The boy had shouted names at a passing tinker, who had chased after him and "jauped out his brains" against a tree, reputed to be this one. There is a photo in the Gallovidian magazine from 1904 of the Boy Tree which can be matched very closely to the outline of the ash tree shown here - there is no doubt it is the same one. If it is the murder tree it must be at least 250 years old.
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NX3162, 21 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 June, 2007
Category
Tree   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 318 629 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:55.9416N 4:37.5686W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 317 628
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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