NY3894 : The old graveyard at Unthank

taken 9 years ago, 4 km from Ewes, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

The old graveyard at Unthank
The old graveyard at Unthank
This atmospheric old graveyard is at the site of the former Over-Kirk of Ewes that was abandoned at the Reformation. There were three Kirks in Ewesdale before the Reformation, one was at Ewes Doors dedicated to St Paul, one was at Unthank dedicated to St Mark, and the last was at Kirktoun, known as the Lower or Nether-Kirk of Ewes and was dedicated to St Cuthbert. (Source: The Ewes Valley by Brenda I. Morrison and R. Bruce McCartney).
Many of the gravestones are encrusted in moss and lichen but the memorial inscriptions are contained in the Ewes Valley book. Many date back to the early 18th century. There is a Dumfries & Galloway Council notice on the fence surrounding the graveyard warning the public about potentially unstable headstones.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 March, 2008
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Graveyard   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3875 9474 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:14.5820N 2:57.8919W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3874 9475
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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